Living in Open Adoption

How to maintain contact with your adopted child’s birth family in open adoption, from letters and texting to phone calls and in-person visits.

Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

The Open Adoption Family Dynamic

The Open Adoption Family Dynamic

As more of us live with open adoption, we're seeing how it plays out in daily life — and bumping into some unanticipated wrinkles.


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