If you’re in an open adoption, give a brief description about what openness means in your family.
As for us, we consider Tessa’s firstparents as extended family. We’ve been connected to Crystal since 10 days before Tessa was born (in 2001), and with Joe for about a year. So far, there have been a few bumps in the road, but overall, it’s a very healthy situation for all.
We have an “open door” situation with Reed’s firstparents. We’d love to see more of his firstmother, who has moved out of state and has two young children. We have never had contact with his firstfather. At 6 years old, Reed is beginning to ask the Why questions.