Open adoption has become more popular in the United States as domestic closed adoptions have become more difficult to arrange, and as restrictions on international adoptions continue to be drawn. The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption is a guide for those involved in adoption – domestic, international and foster, as well as those who come to parenting via assisted reproduction – as it helps readers create and sustain a positive and workable open adoption arrangement that puts the child at the center.
Lori Holden was named a Top 10 “Must-Read Mom” by Parenting magazine and was honored at the annual BlogHer Conference. Her articles have also appeared in Parenting magazine, Conceive magazines, andAdoptive Families magazine Her blog, LavenderLuz.com, has been listed by Adoptive Families Circle, Circle of Moms, and Grown in My Heart websites to be one of the top adoption blogs. She is a monthly contributor to MileHighMamas.com, a Denver Post site. In addition, Lori has written for The American Fertility Association, CreatingAFamily.org and Kaiser Permanente’s Partners in Health magazine. With Crystal, her daughter’s birth mom, she teaches classes on building a child-centered open adoption.
Crystal Hass has taught about open adoption with Lori Holden at Colorado Free University and at adoption agencies.