ARCS' Adoption Resources

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All About You

All About You is a personal history booklet about you for your child. There is one designed for birthmothers and one designed for birthfathers. It gives the birthparents an opportunity to record detailed familial background information in a user-friendly booklet.  This booklet has received positive feedback from both birthparents and adoptive parents. Adoptive parents have especially appreciated the booklet’s section on relationship/friendship patterns as it has helped them develop realistic relationship expectations.

Open Adoption DVDs

Open Up – a comprehensive, 45 minute DVD exploring the dynamics of open adoption relationships. Divided into segments, it features perspectives of adoptive parents, birthparents and adoption professionals on open adoption.

Leap of Faith – an award winning, 11 minute DVD on open adoption. A useful tool for those new to the concept of open adoption.

Open Adoption Workshop

A one-day workshop exploring the intricacies of open adoption relationships. See Open Adoption Workshop for more details.