We adopted a baby in 2007, she came home from the hospital with us. The birth mom asked to have only letters and pictures sent 4 times a year. After 2 years she asked that she no longer receive any information. We are very open about our daughters adoption with her and would change openness if the birth family asked us to. Our daughter asks a lot of questions about her birth parents and wants to know when she can meet them. We answer all her questions and discuss meeting them as appropriate for a 5 year old. We are now being considered for a second child, who is just over a year old. They would like to have visits and although they have not asked for monthly contact we get the feeling that is what they would like. How does your family deal with the different levels of openness with two or more adoptions?
– October 16, 2012Posted in: Community Wisdom