Five Families' Creative Connections to Birth Family

When it comes to keeping their children's birth parents an active presence in their lives, many families are thinking outside the (mailbox and in)box.

Birth family connections
Open adoption used to mean a letter and a packet of snapshots exchanged through the adoption attorney or agency once or twice a year, and perhaps an annual mediated visit. No direct contact, no exchange of last names. In the past few decades, openness has proven healthy for all parties involved and has become the norm. Now that birth family connections are more D.I.Y., families are finding creative ways to keep each other up to date and cement their contact. ...

When it comes to keeping their children’s birth parents an active presence in their lives, many families are thinking outside the (mailbox and in)box.

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