After adopting my children from foster care, we eased into contact with their birth mother. She and I—a conservative, suburban mom—couldn’t be more different, and I’m glad that’s the case. The kids have a special relationship with her that they can’t have with me.
Keri Williams lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is working on a memoir about raising her adopted son. She blogs at www.RaisingDevon.com and is a contributing blogger for The Institute for Attachment & Child Development. Find her on Twitter and Facebook @RaisingDevon.