Arms Wide Open: An Insight into Open Adoption

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AuthorHouse, Oct 6, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 108 pages
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Arms Wide Open provides a window into the lives of young pregnant women struggling with the decision of making an adoption plan or becoming a single parent.  It is a vital tool for couples considering open adoption.  Mrs. Waters clearly outlines the emotional turmoil of the birth mothers and offers suggestions to help make an open adoption a positive experience for the child, the adoptive parents and the birth mother.

 

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Contents

THE TYPICAL BIRTH MOTHER PROFILE
1
HOW OPEN DO YOU WANT TO GO?
9
OBSTACLES TO A SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION
13
FORGIVENESS
35
BOUNDARIES
47
THE HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE
55
NAME THIS CHILD
61
WHAT ADOPTING PARENTS WANT YOU TO KNOW
65
A FINAL NOTE
77
POINTS TO REMEMBER
79
BIRTH PLAN FOR PATIENTS PLANNING ADOPTION
81
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF BIRTH FAMILY
87
Back Cover
91
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Arms Wide Open provides a window into the lives of young pregnant women struggling with the decision of making an adoption plan or becoming a single parent.  It is a vital tool for couples considering open adoption.  Mrs. Waters clearly outlines the emotional turmoil of the birth mothers and offers suggestions to help make an open adoption a positive experience for the child, the adoptive parents and the birth mother.

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