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When Adoption Disruption/Dissolution Becomes Inevitable

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There are times when an adoption is simply not going to work out. These circumstances are rare and terrifying for the parents and the child. There is little information available to help families navigate the practical issues of what to do when an adoption needs to be dissolved. Our guests to talk about adoption disruptions are Heidi Bruegel Cox, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Gladney Center for Adoption, in Fort Worth, Texas, and a fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and board member of the National Council for Adoption. Susan Branco Alvarado is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 15 years experience providing mental health psychotherapy services in the Washington DC metro area for adoptive families, adopted persons, and birth/first parents. Adoption, foster care adoption, adopting an older child, adopting from Russia, Russian adoption, adopting from China, Ukrainian adoption, adopting from Eastern Europe, adopting the hurt child,