My daughter, Rubie, has the kind of life I'd dreamed of for her, and is where she belongs. I only wish I had known that sooner.
A major study reveals that open adoption works well for everyone involved. Hear what families say is good about the process — and what could be better.
When friends asked, I'd always assured them I wasn't sad that I hadn't given birth to my sons. A heartbreaking false start helped me see that I was truly at peace with that fact.
After a bump in the relationship with our daughter's birth mother, we're learning lessons about love, patience, and acceptance.
Teen and young adult adoptees who grew up in fully open adoptions talk about their relationships with their birth parents and adoptive parents and the many benefits openness has brought them.
My husband and I have a friendly relationship with the birth mother of our 3-year-old daughter. We talk on the phone, exchange letters regularly, and visit a few times a year.
Among experts who study it and families who practice it, open adoption varies widely. Here’s a look at open adoption today.
Two adoptive moms and a birth mother candidly discuss the adoption match, birth siblings, contact agreements, and more.
Over the years, an open adoption arrangement may need to evolve to accommodate the changing needs of everyone involved — above all, the child.
14 years into our open adoption, we've learned that conflicts can occur, as in any family. Here's how we moved past one sticky situation when our son's birth mother sent him a check in the mail.
We have an open adoption with our 30-month-old son’s birth family. Last night we were looking at a photo album.
How does your child’s birth mother feel about being called a “birth mother,” about the frequency and format of contact, her voice in the relationship, and more? We asked five birth mothers in open adoptions these questions. Here are their answers.
When you and your child look different, the world wants to know why.
We used to have a good relationship with our son’s birth mother, but haven’t heard from her since he was two. He’s now nine. I recently searched for her online, and learned that she’s in jail.
I went to China to find the birth mother who left me on a street corner. Instead, I became the focus of a nation’s buried pain.
What is it really like to decide on adoption, look through parent profiles to choose a family, and place your child in their arms—and how can the adoption process better serve these women?
I am curious as to what prospective adoptive families and expectant moms talk about during the match.
“My daughter says things that make me a little insecure, like, ‘I love you as much as I love my birth mother,’ or “My birth mother is my real mom.’ How should I respond?
Answers to your parenting questions.
“We recently learned that our son’s birth mother is having health problems. How do we tell him, and how can we ask for more contact?’