Because of the trend towards openness, many adoptees know they’ve been adopted from birth and may even have a close relationship with their birth parents.
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While every adoption is different, many adoptive families similarly discuss their adoption experience – and the birth parents – when talking to their children about their adoption. When you choose to have an open adoption, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of the conversation.
How Adoptive Parents Talk About Adoption
All adoptive families recognize that adoption is one of the bravest and most selfless decisions a prospective birth mother could make for her baby. To them, adoption means the world, and they will always be grateful for your decision to place your baby for adoption.
Adoption is a Positive Topic
Instead of hiding their children’s heritage, adoptive families today celebrate and embrace their children’s adoption stories. Many families have waited for years to bring a child into their home. They want their child to understand just how special they are.
Talking About Adoption Through Storytelling
To help try and familiarize their child with the adoptive process, adoptive parents might start with storytelling tools like children’s books about adoption. Then, as your child grows up, they can expand their adoption‐related vocabulary.
While every child will have unique feelings about their adoption during their formative years, they will always understand that you made this decision out of love.
How Adoptive Parents Talk About Birth Parents
Because you have control of your adoption plan, you can choose the type of and how much contact you’ll have with the adoptive family.
You Can Pick the Information You Share
You also get to decide how much personal information you want to share about yourself. For example, you might choose to share the following:
- Your first and last name
- Your address and what state you live in
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- Your hobbies
- Your child’s family history
You Can Choose the Type of Contact You Have
Of course, this is entirely up to you, and you can always share more (or less) about yourself.
Your child will be able to get to know you through:
- Phone calls and emails
- In‐person visits
- Pictures and letters
When you remain in your child’s life through open adoption, they’ll always know who you are and be able to understand your adoption decision. If your child wants to learn more and you want the details to come from you, you’ll be able to explain it to them yourself.
How to Find an Adoptive Family You Trust
You can easily find an adoptive family you trust by working with an adoption agency.
The Benefits of Working with an Adoption Agency
An adoption agency will connect you with an adoption professional to help you have the adoption journey you want.
Adoption agencies also work with hopeful adoptive families who have already been screened and are ready to adopt.
In addition to helping you through the adoption process, adoption professionals can help you navigate the communication between you and the hopeful adoptive family.
If you’re looking for an adoptive family that will always celebrate your child’s adoption story, you can contact the following adoption agencies:
Adoptive Families are Thankful for Your Selfless Gift
To every adoptive parent, bringing their child home for the first time is a moment they will always treasure. Your child will forever be a beloved member of their new family.
Many families take the time to celebrate their child’s story through World Adoption Day and remember to mark it on their calendars every year.
The adoptive family will reassure your child that you chose adoption because of how much you love them, not because you wanted to “give them up.” You will always be part of their life, and they will treasure the opportunity you gave them.
Contact an Adoption Professional to Start Your Adoption Journey
An adoption professional will help you through every step of your adoption journey; you are never alone. Contact us today to get the support you deserve.