Adoption Circle

Adoption Circle

A term referring to the key parties involved in an adoption—the adopted person, the birthparents, the adoptive parents, the birth grandparents, the adoptive grandparents, siblings, etc., and may occasionally include the parties involved in effecting the adoption.
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* The Cradle which manages the adoption process and works with all members of the adoption circle (birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons) within Illinois.
Birth fathers and adoptive fathers might do more than personalize or domesticate the issue within the adoption circle with respect to conflicts or interests of adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents.
FIA is committed to open adoption, inclusiveness, and providing lifelong support to all members of the adoption circle. Friends in Adoption was founded in 1982 by an adoptive mother, Dawn Smith-Pliner, who saw that the many needs of adoptive families and birth parents were not being met in adoption situations.
Such practices result in the spread of misperceptions and misunderstandings about both the adoption process as well as the experiences of members of the adoption circle. For example, when Madonna adopted her son from Africa, there was much media attention and confusion around the birth father's consent to the adoption.
Feast J, 'Working in the adoption circle: outcomes of section 51 counselling', Adoption & Fostering 16:4, pp 46-52, 1992
The "paper chase," as it is commonly called in adoption circles, can be invasive, time-consuming and expensive.
There's unanimity in adoption circles that keeping a child's adoption a secret can only breed distrust, anger, insecurity and confusion.
Even in mainstream adoption circles, the effects on the birth parents on losing their children is only just being studied," she said.
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