When a Birth Parent Moves On

When a birth parent becomes distant, it's not always personal.

When a birth parent becomes distant, it isn't your child's fault
One of the chief complaints of parents who have participated in an open adoption is that birth parents too often fade from the scene. Just as a child becomes old enough to develop an awareness of adoption, the birth parent(s) may be increasingly unavailable. This is what happened to Billy, age eight, whose birth mother used to visit him every year. She had always sent him cards on his birthday and presents at Christmas. Over time, however, Billy heard from ...

It’s not that she doesn’t care, it’s that life takes twists and turns.

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