The Ten Top Things Birth Mothers Wish Adoptive Parents Knew By Joni Mantell, LCSW, Director IAC Center


10 Things Birth Mothers Want Adoptive Parents to Know


  1. Profiles: What To do and What Not to Do
  2. Openness in Communication
  3. Be Patient, Kind & Understanding
  4. We Have to choose each other 
  5. Don’t Assume It’s Okay to Ask About the Birth Father
  6. Know the Professionals That You’re Working With
  7. Respect the Hospital/Birth Plan
  8. Let’s not be funny about money
  9. Post Adoption Contact Agreement Planning
  10. Open Adoption – Post Placement 



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