Author Archives: Erin Grimm

Open Adoption Reality Show “Adoption Diaries” on WeTV

Adoption Diaries originally aired on Women’s Entertainment Television on September 12, 2009. Starring Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, MSW, LCSW, a social worker at the Independent Adoption Center, the series gracefully reveals the truth of open adoption, in which the birthmother chooses and meets the adoptive family and keeps communication open throughout the child’s life. Though over [...]

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Media Spotlight – Part 3 of 3

Managing A Twitter Account Twitter can be very effective at disseminating information widely and rapidly, but it can also be very overwhelming, as there are hundreds of tweets made per minute. Also with the invention of Twitter has come a whole slew of new vocab terms to learn. Visit the Twitter Help Center for a [...]

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Media Spotlight – Part 2 of 3

YouTube Video Creation The simplest way to create an adoption video is to create a slideshow of images and add music and text. There are many ways to do this; some are free and some cost money. Windows users should check out Windows Movie Maker or Microsoft PowerPoint; Mac users check out iMovie and Keynote. [...]

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Media Spotlight – Part 1 of 3

Facebook Page Creation For a quick and easy introduction to creating a Facebook Page watch the video tutorial, “Absolutely the Best Way to create a Non-Profit Facebook Page” or visit John Shaydon’s YouTube Channel for many helpful social media tutorials. The name of your page is important. In addition to including your name(s), use words [...]

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Open Adoption Magazine, Winter 2010

Happy New Year everyone! The IAC is thrilled to ring in the New Year with the release of our Winter issue of Open Adoption Magazine. For a full newsletter archive visit the Independent Adoption Center’s website. Highlights in this issue include IAC’s prestigious recognition by the Human Rights Campaign for excellence in LGBT adoption, the [...]

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