Open Adoption: Things to Consider Before the Search

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Patricia Martinez Dorner is an accomplished counselor, trainer, expert in mediation working with professionals and all member of the adoption triad.

Patricia Martinez Dorner MA, LPC, LMFT Adoption Counseling & Search

6701 Blanco Rd. #1120
San Antonio, TX 78216
Tel & Fax 210-341-2070
E mail: pdorner@satx.rr.com or complete request for more information

1. Trainings and Workshops

A professional speaker, Patricia is frequently invited as a keynote speaker. She is able to design a program to suit your needs and audience:

Trainings for professionals

Programs for adopted persons, birthparents, adoptive parents, persons interested in learning more about adoption

Some popular topics:

  • Talking with your Child About Adoption
  • Adoption is a Lifetime Experience
  • Navigating Open Adoption
  • Opening Closed and Semi Open Adoptions
  • Open Adoption with Special Needs Children
  • Understanding the Search and Its Impac
  • Learning the Ropes of Searching-for Agency Professionals
  • Ethics in the New Age of Adoption
  • Open Adoption – A Family Systems Approach
  • Am I Ready to Adopt?
  • Birthparents Never Forget – Fostering Empathy & Understanding
  • Birthfathers & Their Issues
  • The Impact of Infertility in Adoption

Can be presented in English and Spanish

2. Adoption Exploration

Whether you are an expectant parent or a prospective adoptive parent, it is very important that you expose yourself to the issues that you may experience when adoption is your choice. Learn the realities and complexities involved in the adoption experience of all parties through the years. Through personal and professional immersion, Patricia demonstrates sensitivity to all parties, realistically teaching the issues that are consistently present regardless of the type of adoption you may have or consider.

3. Search and Reunion Assistance

Whether you are actively searching or considering a search, Patricia offers you her expertise. An expert in the field, she offers preparation to consider the dynamics you may face no matter what role you have. She also will act on your behalf, searching, making the contact and helping you to walk through the stages of this process.  Many agencies contract with her, entrusting their files in order to provide these important services. Patricia also acts as a court appointed intermediary.

4. Opening Adoptions involving Minor Children

Families across the United States seek Patricia’s assistance in opening adoptions in order to establish contact between families by adoption and by birth. A leader in this area, Patricia has witnessed the multitude of benefits to the children and both their families when contact and relationships can evolve as in other families.

5. Open Adoption Education, Counseling and Support

Recognizing that truth and openness eliminate the need for secrecy, Patricia was a passionate voice and pioneer in the development of open adoption practice. She offers assistance at any point in time when you may wish to learn more about open adoption or seek support during the course of your adoption experience. She can assist you in the planning and exploration of a possible adoption between you as prospective adoptive parents and expectant parents who may be choosing adoption for your children.

6. Mediation and Short Term Counseling

Acknowledging the complexities of relationships, Patricia offers you mediation to assist your family deal with challenging situations.  By giving you a respectful voice and problem solving skills, she assists you to arrive at a peaceful coexistence. She also offers you short term counseling.

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