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Interested In Sharing Your Story?

Thank you for your interest in sharing your story of open adoption with us! Your adoption story is as unique as you!

 

At Openly Adopted, we come to these converstaions knowing how important hearing similar stories to our own can be. It can help us make meaning, feel connection, and heal. Our goal with holding conversations with adoptees and sharing them with others is to provide a foundation of information about how different adoptions affect adoptees.

 

We know sharing these stories can often be vulnerable, feel big, and take courage. We are here to hold space throughout the conversation, but you will always be in control of what and how you share. 

 

Here's here's a little bit more about the process: 
 

  1. We will first hop on a short call (15 minutes) to introduce ourselves, go over the tech, and address any questions you may have. 
     

  2. The next step is the conversation! It consists of a set of questions that you can view here. We hope that you will let us know if there are any questions you'd like to avoid or focus on. Generally, the conversation takes about an hour.
     

  3. The interview is recorded so that we can make a transcript to create a narrative from your words. We also edit the audio recording to create an audio version of the interview for people to listen to and hear your story more in depth.
     

  4. The written narrative, though all your words, is edited for clarity and is only about 1,000 words long. When this is completed, we will send it to you to make sure that you feel it accurately represents you and your story.
     

  5. Your story is then published on social media and our website!
     

We are excited to speak with you more about your experiences with, and perspectives on, open adoption! 

Still Interested?
Tell us a little bit about yourself!

What is your adoption experience?
Are there any other adoption options that have impacted your adoption experience?
Thanks for your interest! We will be in touch shortly :)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at:

info@openlyadopted.org

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