Episode 4: Navigating the Holidays for Adoptive Families

Semi-Open Adoption, Therapy, and Tween Parenting with Erika and Efrain

On today’s episode, we hear from Erika and Efrain, parents of a twelve-year-old tween, about their experience navigating a semi-open adoption with their daughter’s birth family, and their process in seeking out adoption-competent therapy to work through some of life’s challenges. Host Linda Alexandre, Spence-Chapin’s Chief Program Officer of Domestic Adoption Programs, leads this helpful discussion about managing a child’s and family’s expectations when a birth parent is non-responsive, how to seek out the right kind of support when issues arise, and the ways we can be purposeful to build and create the community we need.
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