Are you new to adoption and the topic of openness? This introductory video will help you understand the terms and definitions of openness in adoption.

Roots of a big tree.

What is openness? What is the history of openness? What does openness look like in an adoptive family? What is an openness agreement? Does openness change with time? What is the Post Adoption Registry? This webinar will answer your questions on openess in adoption.

Please note: These videos were recorded several years ago with our former branding (the Belonging Network used to be the Adoptive Families Association of BC).

Openness in adoption: Part I

Openness in adoption: Part II

Presenter: Beverley Viveiros, Adoption Social Worker: Beverly has over 12 years of experience with MCFD mostly in Northwestern BC. The majority of her professional life has been serving children and youth as a guardianship/youth social worker until she took on an adoption social worker role about a year ago. The uniqueness of the Northwest has allowed her to grow in her work with the Aboriginal population, and build wonderful relationships with many great people. 

Panelists: Harriet Fancott, Adoptive mom and blogger, and Sarah, Adoptive mom.