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The Open Adoption Truth Series

This is not a casting call for a reality television show.  This is a call for participants to be part of a genuine, frank, and heartfelt open adoption web series.

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The good news is more than ever before open adoption is being portrayed in the mainstream media.

The bad news – most times, it’s done badly. Really badly. (Remember Glee’s adoption storyline? How about Oxygen’s I’m Having Their Baby, or pretty much any adoption-themed Lifetime movie, like Adopting Terror, The Third Trimester, or Baby For Sale.)

These overdramatic and unrealistic portrayals do little to shed light on the many well-entrenched myths about open adoption, birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents.

It’s about time we open up about open adoption, don’t you think?

So add your voice to this on-going open adoption conversation. Go ahead share your moment. You have our attention.

Me, Barbara Herel

A mom by wayMe 9_2013 of domestic adoption. My husband and I have an open relationship with our daughter’s biological mother and family.

A writer for AdoptiveFamiliesCircle.com. My blog is Improv Mom. Read me, write me, follow me, like me, if you’d like.

A funny gal. (Sometimes even haha.) Just ask my daughter. I come from the improv/comedy world and have written and performed sketch comedy for NBC, Oxygen, and VH1. I also write for the corporate world, which is funny in its own special way. My other comedic antics include cooking dinner and dancing around the house to “My Sharona” with my four-year-old.

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