The Covenant of Open Adoption

Treat birth family as if they were extended family members: your child will benefit.

family bonds in open adoption
On October 17, 1984, I had my first visit with my son. He was three weeks old. Physically, I was still unaccustomed to my post-pregnancy body and was still healing from a C-section. Emotionally, I was just beginning a heart-wrenching journey into the loss of my son. I was brittle with grief. Earlier in the day I had been to court to sign away my parental rights. While the judge was as gentle as he could be, the language of ...

Working to blend birth family and adoptive family will help your child feel wholeness.


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