RESOURCES

Adult Adoptees' Views on Open Adoption

This paper summarizes the findings of a survey of 281 adult adoptees conducted by Heart of the Matter about their experiences and opinions about openness in adoption. This survey helped inform our course, Opening Up Open Adoption.

Talking to Teachers About Adoption

This paper provides some helpful guidelines adoptive parents can use in talking to teachers about adoption.

The Fix for Adoptive Parent Education

This article discusses challenges inherent in education for adopting families. It higlights the differences between training, giving information and true education.

Language Choices and Non-Traditional Families

This is a handy summary that is meant to be shared with teachers, coaches or other school personnel. It provides examples of outdated language as well as preferred language choices to be used when describing people affected by adoption. Additionally, the handout provides examples of common assignments that often prove problematic for many children and families.