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Whether you have an "open adoption" or a "closed adoption" in terms of contact, you can parent with an open heart

Parenting with an Open Heart

Parenting with an Open Heart

Whether you see your child’s birth parents frequently or have never had contact, you can still imbue your adoption and your relationship with your child with openness.

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A family in an open adoption talks to birth parents on the phone

A Meeting of the Open Minds

Two adoptive moms and a birth mother candidly discuss the adoption match, birth siblings, contact agreements, and more.

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Young girls playing with their birth father.

“Introducing Tessa to Her Birth Father”

After seven years, we decided to bring our daughter's birth father back into her life. But was she ready for him?

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“When the Babysitter is…the Birth Mom!”

Though I'm indisputably my daughter's mom, the time she spends with her birth mother seems to offer something I can't.

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