Ask the Open Adoption Expert: Reconnecting with Birth Mother

We lost touch with our son's birth mother two years after his adoption. He's seven, and asking lots of questions about her–should we try to contact her?

Reconnecting with birth mother
People often assume that the most common problem families face in open adoptions is an intrusive birth parent. In fact, the opposite is true. The concern voiced most frequently by parents is that they don't hear from the birth mother as often as they would like, or that they have lost contact with her. Your losing touch with your son's birth mother is not unusual, nor is it unusual for your son to ask new questions about her. He's at ...

We haven’t been in touch with our son’s birth mother since he was a toddler. How should we reconnect with her?

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