Tag Archives: Semi-Open Adoption

How do birth parents feel about adoption? Represented by a pregnant woman reading a book

The Birth Parent Perspective: Stats and Chart

The Birth Parent Perspective: Stats and Chart

A study, the Early Growth and Development Study, is shedding light on open adoption attitudes and outcomes. Here are some basic findings, as well as AF poll results on families' open adoption experiences.

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An image of a holiday letter to birth family

What to Share in the Holiday Letter to Birth Family

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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Real open adoption stories from birth mothers

Open Adoption from the Other Side

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.

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The Rubin family, who no longer view adoption as loss

“Falling in Love with Adoption”

Although my family's story is a journey still in progress, I've discovered a way to feel complete.

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Daughter learning about different levels of birth mother contact from sibling's birth mother

Explaining Different Levels of Birth Mother Contact to Kids

We know very little about our nine-year-old's birth mom, but her younger brother talks to his. How can we help her?

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A picture of Christina and Christy during their birth mother meeting

“Getting to Meet Her Birth Mother”

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

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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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