What to Share in the Holiday Letter to Birth Family

The holidays cause many adoptive families to reflect on their children's birth parents and other relatives. What should parents include in the holiday letter to birth family?

An image of a holiday letter to birth family
From Thanksgiving to the end of the year, everyone’s focus is on family. Even TV commercials show happy families celebrating the holidays together. As a result, this season can be painful for birth parents, especially if their contact with their children is minimal. And parents in open adoptions deliberate over what and how much to share with them. Will detailed information be painful — or reassuring — to the birth mother? What you should keep in mind is that your ...

It’s normal to think about your child’s birth family during the holidays. What should you share in a holiday letter?

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