From One Adoptive Mom to Another

A letter to Other Adoptive Parents

One adoptive mother’s thoughts on making sure the birthmother is not forgotten in an open adoption.

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An excerpt:

There is an issue that has been weighing on my mind lately. I have heard from a number of birthmothers who chose open adoption who feel forgotten by and disconnected from the families that adopted their baby.

I get it-  we are parenting- loving, worrying, teaching, helping, hoping. It is all encompassing. Free time and social time can often disappear. It is joyous and wonderful and the most difficult thing- to be the parent we want to be. But we can’t forget- we are able to be a parent to this child because of the sacrifice of another. There is another who loves your child, who worries and hopes and loves.

 – An Adoptive Mom


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