"The Gifts of Our Precious Connection"

In an open adoption, what do you give to the person who means everything to you? One birth mom shares the holiday gifts that mean the most.

Our guide to giving holiday gifts that maintain a birth parent connection.
As I strolled through department store aisles brimming with yuletide cheer, my attention wandered from the brightly-packaged merchandise. I knew this wasn’t where I’d find presents for my birth son, Colin, and his adoptive parents. For us, gift-giving is a way to reflect, reconnect, and reconfirm the special relationship we have with one another. The gifts we exchange are personal, usually simple, and often eloquent in affirming that we are family and always will be. Eight years ago, as we ...

In an open adoption, what do you give to the person who means everything to you? Thoughts from a birth mom about the gifts that mean the most.

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