Has anyone ever called you "brave" after you mentioned that you have an open relationship with your child's birth mother?
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Hugs & Kisses Photo Contest
Meet the winners, Trey, Ally, and Carley, and the finalists.
Mommy & Me Photos Contest
Meet the winners, Paul and Kimberly, and the finalists.
Daddy & Me Photo Contest
Meet the winners, Houston and Jeff, and the finalists.
Embracing the challenges of adoption requires a sense of humor
Recent Blog Posts
Well, it happened -- my daughter's birth mom called asking for money. How did my husband and I respond?
After hearing back from many AdoptiveFamiliesCircle.com members who shared their stories, I'm pleased to kick off the Open Adoption Truth project with a video of Sadie, an adoptee who's also a birth mom and an adoptive mom.
At first, the blended-family dynamics common in my daughter's biological mother's circle surprised me, but who knows better than a mom in an open adoption that you don't have to be related by marriage or DNA to love one another and call each other family?
As the mother of an adopted child, there are a few idioms that now sound idiotic to me and definitely make me think twice when I hear them.
Our recent visit with our daughter's birth family felt like one big rush, with little time for heartfelt conversations. I came away with a few memories to treasure, and lessons learned about making the next visit go more smoothly.
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Barbara HerelNew York
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Recent Adoption Blog Comments
Thank you Tito. Many people cringe when I stand firm in my belief of having a picture. For me, if you look at my coloring,…...
Pack35, I agree with you. As you said, I realize that for adoptive parents this perspective it is not easy to swallow, but you have…...
I would advocate for radical change in laws and procedures regarding closed adoptions. Mine was a close adoption and so was my brother’s. (He is…...
toinfinityandbiond I realize that it may be the unpopular opinion and I’m sorry that I offended you. I am not against adoption by any means. …...
Puck345, every time I come across one of your comments I’m more and more horrified. Go far, far, away. Your negativity is not welcome here. ...
Dear friends, I had the same problem , but my son was 7 years old when I adopted an orphanage in Romania, he was a…...