"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.


Subscribe now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.

Already a subscriber? LOG IN

Need help? CLICK HERE

Copyright © 1999-2015 Adoptive Families Magazine®. All rights reserved. For personal use only. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

More articles like this

Given email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Please provide a valid email address.
Thank you for signing up! Your first Adoptive Families newsletter will arrive within the week.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Please fill in the required fields.