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Lori Lavender Luz
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Can Closed People Be Nudged Toward Openness in Adoption?

"I’m encouraged that the question was asked because surely adoption professionals (embryo or otherwise) encounter a lot of fear in their clients when it comes to openness."
Whether parenting thru traditional adoption or via donor conception, openness can be scary. How can adoption professionals help ease their clients' fears?
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From +Judy M. Miller, 6 steps to attune with the child you adopted.
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I'ma live forever!

How bout you?
No time for exercise? Too busy to eat right? What kind of a toll is it all taking on your health?
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Ta ta, Winter! Don't let the storm door hit you on the way out. #spring #equinox #northernhemisphere #finalfourhours
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+Jessenia Arias asks:

Adoptees: how has closed adoption affected your life?

Birth mothers & adoptive parents: after reading just a few effects on closed adoptions, what are your thoughts?
While there are birth mothers, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals that still think that closed adoption is the best option to provide anonymity to birth mothers and parental security to adoptive parents, to many ado...
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From +Sharon Greenthal on her newly-grown son.
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Could you do this for 4 minutes?

I tried.
Can 4 minutes doing this super simple activity build connections and intimacy between people? I conducted an experiment with my family.
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Via +Gayle H. Swift's blog.

"But when I arrived on the doorstep of adoption, I needed to take my default Data approach (sensible, information-based) and add in the less familiar Deanna Troi approach (sensitive, compassion-based)."
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Lori Holden blog post and her impressive book, "The Open-hearted Way to Open Adoption" offer wonderful insights into the open adoption experience. #AdoptiveParenting  #AQ*
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Do you know any adopting or adoptive parents? Spread the word that +Bethany Christian Services is hosting my webinar next month, "From Fearful to Fearless: 3 Simple Shifts to Help You Embrace Open Adoption."

Open to all (not just Bethany families) and modest registration fee includes education credits. Find out how to "do" open adoption with ease and grace. Limited to the first 200 registrants.

http://view.news.bethany.org/?j=fe56157871650c78731c&m=fef81174706306&ls=fdf612717d610c7d77167975&jb=ffcf14
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I'm sorry for the losses you've endured, +melissa smith .
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What's your gut reaction to the unknown?
When you encounter the unknown, what is your first inclination? Fright or excitement? A Microblog Monday post.
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Thoughtful article from +Carrie Goldman. How do YOU decide what to share when your story overlaps with another's -- especially your child's?
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via +Adoption.NET 
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Did you hear what's happening adoption-wise in Ohio this week? Exciting!
Ohio has restored civil rights for adoptees. What does #OHadopteelaw mean for adoptees & birth parents there? Adoption Network Cleveland has answers.
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Kobe, Japan - Aleppo, Syria - Granada, Spain
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Yin yanging my way...
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Denver-based author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole (check out what people are saying about it).

Yogini & yin-yanger. Wordsmith & wine-sipper. Wife of one & mom of two. Diarist & open adoption advocate. Visit me at LavenderLuz.com.


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Chief Civilizer at Tessa & Reed Associates
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  • LavenderLuz.com
    Documentarian, 2007 - present
  • The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole
    Author, 2013 - present
  • Tessa & Reed Associates
    Chief Civilizer, 2001 - present
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Lori Holden
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