Independent Adoption Center to be Featured On Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family”

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Staff and clients from the open adoption agency IAC will be featured on an episode of Hallmark Channel’s Daytime Emmy® nominated lifestyle series “Home & Family” Airing Friday June 14th 10:00 a.m. - Noon ET/ PT 9:00 a.m. CT.

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Open adoption is important because it can make such a positive difference in the lives of everyone involved.

Independent Adoption Center (IAC), a non-profit, open adoption agency, is pleased to be featured on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” a daily television show featuring trends, ideas and useful information for everyday life. The episode airs Friday June 14th at 10:00am ET/PT 9:00am CT on the Hallmark Channel. Among the topics discussed will be: open adoption, the benefits of open adoption, how a family chooses open adoption and how a birthmother chooses a family.

“We are thrilled to see IAC staff and families take part in ‘Home & Family,’ ” said Ryan Schwab, IAC’s Marketing Director. “Helping people understand open adoption is important because it can make such a positive difference in the lives of everyone involved, most importantly the child.”

Featured in the episode will be Dr. Jennifer Bliss, IAC Los Angeles Branch Director and Associate Counseling Director. Dr. Bliss will discuss open adoption from a clinical perspective. Also featured will be Ian and Lara, an IAC family who adopted a year ago. Ian and Lara will discuss how they came to want an open adoption, and how their adoption relationships work. Ali is an IAC alumni birthmother who placed her baby with Ian and Lara last year. She is also currently an intern at IAC where she is doing work to help connect birthmothers to provide peer support with each other. She’ll discuss how she came to choose an open adoption, why she chose Ian and Lara, and how their relationship works post-placement.

Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare, Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” is a daily two-hour show that broadcasts to 90 million homes.

About Independent Adoption Center
Independent Adoption Center (IAC) is an open adoption agency that provides open adoption placement and counseling to birth and adoptive families to ensure that every child grows up feeling loved and supported. Since opening in 1982, the IAC has successfully placed over 4,000 newborns with families in the United States. IAC is the largest open adoption agency in the country, facilitating adoptions in 49 states, and fully licensed in California, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Texas and New York.

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