"Letters from the Heart"

Writing letters to our daughter's birth parents brought parenting to life for us.

Writing letter to our daughter's birth parents in open adoption
On the cover of our adoption portfolio, my husband, Jim, and I pasted a card showing two human figures twirling together above the caption, “Two hearts dancing, waiting to be joined by another…” Nine months later our wait was over, and we drove to Texas for Abby’s birth. Jim and I were pleased that Abby’s birth parents both wanted to stay in contact with us through letters, and we were determined to make the writing of our letters a meaningful ...

Writing about the little things in letters to our daughter’s birth parents often tells a bigger, warmer story in the end.


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