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Lois Ruskai Melina is the editor of Adopted Child newsletter and serves on the board of directors of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of information about adoption and providing guidance for practice and policy change in the field. Melina speaks frequently about adoption to professional organizations and adoptive parents throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. She is the author of Making Sense of Adoption and the coauthor of The Open Adoption Experience.
Adoptions are evolving toward openness, which frightens many adoptive parents and their families. The Open Adoption Experience teaches valuable, universal lessons for all those... Read morePublished 9 months ago by by Jody Cantrell Dyer, author of The Eye of Adoption, the true story of my turbulent wait for a baby
Very helpful book! Lots of good information, easy to read, well organized. Would recommend it before adopting, but really helped us even years after adopting.Published 10 months ago by P. Donley
My two open adoptions were so positive that when I read this book it came across as discouraging. I got the sense that the author had a negative experience with open adoption or... Read morePublished on January 10, 2008 by Mountain Mama
I really don't like this book. I am having to force myself to read it.Published on August 23, 2007 by Rhonda M. David
Good Book. Helped me understand open adoption better but did not change my mindPublished on May 7, 2003 by "debbiedon"
This book was recommended to us as we considered an open adoption. We bought and read this book (and read it again) and found it better than we imagined. Read morePublished on February 21, 2002