For some single adults and couples, the path to adoption can be winding and difficult. This hour, we take an in-depth look at the realities of open adoption in the U.S.
We also learn about legislative efforts to improve adoptees' access to birth records in Connecticut. And we want to hear from you. Have you adopted, or were you adopted yourself?
- Jennifer Gilmore - Adoptive parent and author of several novels, including two that center on adoption: The Mothers and If Only; she is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Lafayette College (@jenwgilmore)
- Ryan Hanlon - Vice President for the National Council for Adoption
- Karen Caffrey - President of the nonprofit Access Connecticut Now Inc. (@KarenCaffrey)
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which was originally recorded on July 30, 2019.