Tag Archives: Open Adoption

A picture of Christina and Christy during their birth mother meeting

“Getting to Meet Her Birth Mother”

“Getting to Meet Her Birth Mother”

A daughter — and her mother — look forward to a very special family reunion.

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A family in an open international adoption

“Families Without Borders”

To honor their son Tristan’s birth family, a Canadian family initiated a long-distance relationship. Now, they’re taking him to Colombia to meet them.

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An entrustment ceremony can take place in a church like this one

A Bridge of Love: One Family’s Entrustment Ceremony

An entrustment ceremony is an powerful place to embark on our lives as adoptive parents.

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Becoming a mother in open adoption

“Running to Mommy”

I knew it would be hard for my daughter’s birth mother to give her up. But I didn’t think I’d feel so guilty for taking her.

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An adoptive mom in a happy relationship with the birth mother

“Double the Love”

Every Mother's Day, I celebrate my relationship with my daughter's birth mother.

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Losing touch with birth parents can be confusing for adoptive parents

“Losing Touch with Birth Parents”

When my son was six years old, his birth mother closed the door on our open adoption. Were we wrong to include her in his life?

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Keeping in touch with birth mom through pictures.

“20 Years of Letters to Our Son’s Birth Mom”

Though we never heard back from our son's birth mother, I continued to write, bragging with a motherly pride I thought only she could understand.

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new mother talking to her father about open adoption as the new grandparents admire newborn baby

Helping Family Understand Open Adoption

Your family — especially older relatives — may not get why you are choosing an open adoption. Adoption expert Kathleen Silber gives advice on what to say.

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A happy family in an open adoption

“Open Adoption Works for Us”

From a rocky start, we've built a relationship with our children's birth families that has enriched their lives, and ours.

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