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Lori Lavender Luz
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+Carrie Goldman published this interview on Chicago Now!

"Just as the Berlin Wall fell in favor of freedom over oppression, the human spirit strives for openness and light over closedness and fear. For about six decades, from the 1940s until recently, adoption was shrouded in shame and secrecy. We had to protect the baby and unwed mother from societal shame, so (1) we sealed accurate birth records, and (2) we counseled the parties involved in an adoption to act as if it had never happened..."
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When one child has contact with birth parents and the other doesn't, what's an adoptive parent to do?
Our son has contact with birth mother & birth brother but for various reasons our daughter does not. How do we explain when the kids start asking questions?
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Inequity is such a hard thing for kids -- for people in general -- to tolerate.
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 What advice would you give to this birth aunt?

+Brooke Randolph   and I offer ideas on this difficult (and common) issue.
What can a birth family member do when an adoption is closing down due to hurt feelings? Dear Lavvie's Open Adoption Advice Column.
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everyone , calmly take a breath, look into your hearts and see the child........ ... ... ... you will find the answer... ... ...
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To this day, my dad STILL says the same things over and over and over and over and...

#FathersDay #Dadisms
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Been wishing for an early chapter book on adoption? Jazzy's Quest by the fabulous +Carrie Goldman just came out.
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Adoption Today magazine has published its 2015 list of #Adoption competent therapists by state. Excellent resource!
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Commenters are helping improve the #openadoption advice I offered.
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Gratuitous...(and apparently sideways!)
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Ever wonder what a young adopted adult might say about being raised in an open adoption? +Open Adoption & Family Services  has interviewed 9 teens and 20-somethings (not a representative sample, but still illuminating) on their experiences.

I especially like Blake's "open adoption as a Lego" at 8:55.
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+Disney Pixar 's  latest film Inside Out has a lot to show about parenting with connection and dealing with emotions.
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What advice would you give to this birth aunt?

+Brooke Randolph  and I offer ideas on this difficult (and common) issue.
What can a birth family member do when an adoption is closing down due to hurt feelings? Dear Lavvie's Open Adoption Advice Column.
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Many agree with you, +Mike Milton . What would you advise the birth aunt to do?
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Kobe, Japan - Aleppo, Syria - Granada, Spain
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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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