A New Adoption Paradigm

A two-part article, authored by ACI’s Richard Pearlman, LCSW, and published Adoption Today Magazine.

For more than a two decades Richard has been thinking about the paradigms that govern how people think about and practice adoption. Along with Jane Turner, ACI’s executive director, Richard has been developing a new paradigm for understanding adoption that moves the practice of adoption beyond “openness.” In this article Richard looks at the history of adoption and how paradigms come into being.