Author Archives: Erin Grimm

A Grandmother Embraces Open Adoption

Barbara Potter is eager for another grandchild to love. On December 21, 2011 she wrote an article for the Orange County Register that explains the adoption process her son and his husband are going through to start their family. With instructions not to buy baby supplies or items for the nursery just yet, Barbara and […]

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Why did The Guncles Choose Open Adoption?

Hollywood’s Popular Dads Tell their Adoption Story’s Celebrity Kids Parents Blog featured an in-depth story by celebrity gay dads, Bill Horn and Scout Masterson. They explain why they chose open adoption over surrogacy or closed adoption and how adoption fits into their daily lives. They also describe their hospital experience as gay adoptive dads […]

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Celebrity “Guncles” Reach Out to Prospective Adoptive Parents

New dads, Scout Masterson & Bill Horn, also known as, The Guncles, on Oxygen’s hit reality show, “Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood” have started an adoption mentoring service called “Hold My Hand” to answer questions prospective parents have concerning adoption and parenting. Scout and Bill adopted their daughter, Simone, just over a year ago […]

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Kicking Off Adoption Awareness Month with GALAA & MEGA

The IAC is ushering in Adoption Awareness Month by attending two wonderful events that celebrate adoption. Both events are taking place in Georgia on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The Annual Adoption Celebration, hosted by GALAA, is a fun event for the whole family. This year the celebration offers games, entertainment, a mobile petting zoo, and […]

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In-Depth Information on Adoption Tax Credit

Creating a Family recently published an in-depth blog post on the Adoption Tax Credit detailing what will happen to the credit through 2012 and beyond. Get this helpful information by visiting their blog, The Future of the Adoption Tax Credit in 2011, 2012, 2013, & Beyond.  

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Waiting Family Interviewed in E-Zine for South Asian Moms

Marisa Eide & Imran Ashraf are an IAC family pursuing open adoption. Marisa was recently interviewed by an e-zine for South Asian mothers, called MasalaMommas. It’s a great interview addressing topics such as open adoption, transracial adoption, and mixed race marriage. Read the full interview by Anjum Choudhry Nayyar, “The Choice to Adopt: One Couple’s […]

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IAC’s Adoption Expert Acclaimed for Opening Adoption

The IAC’s Associate Executive Director, Kathleen Silber, MSW, ACSW, was recently featured in the San Ramon Patch for her long-standing progressive efforts to evolve adoption. As quoted in the article, Silber’s idea “was to promote better mental health for adopted children” and “the step to open adoption (considered very radical in the 70s and 80s) was […]

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The Future of Open Adoption Networking is Social Media

The internet has become a primary means of communication. First came email that allowed us to keep in touch. Then came instant messaging and video chat, enabling us to have conversations in real-time and eye to eye. Now, because of Facebook and other social media, we can find and reconnect with those we’ve lost touch […]

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Social Media’s Impact on Adoption

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy This morning the TODAY Show featured a story that helps reveal the impact of social media on adoption. The video clip above explains how an adoptive mother and her daughter used Facebook to find the woman who placed her for adoption 19 years […]

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Making the most of Facebook for your adoption

It’s exciting to see what a large and active community the IAC has on Facebook. It has become a place for asking questions, providing encouragement, and sharing lives brought together through adoption. For prospective waiting families having a Facebook page is a great way to be proactive and take charge of your adoption. While the […]

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