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Lori Holden

Adoption Educator at

Lori Holden writes at and hosts the podcast Adoption: The Long View. She’s the author of the acclaimed book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, written with her daughter’s birth mom and featured on required reading lists with adoption agencies across the country. She conceived of the Open Adoption Grid, featured in the Inclusive Family Support Model.

Lori has keynoted and presented at adoption conferences around the US, and her work has appeared in magazines such as Parenting and Adoptive Families. In 2018, she was honored as an Angel in Adoption® by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), nominated by Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado. She and her husband live in Denver with their two young adult children.



Show Notes/Links:


Podcast: Adoption: The Long View

Book: The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption

Conversations: Three Sides to Every Adoption

Instagram: @LavLuz

Facebook: Lori Holden, Writer

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