I have an almost 5 yr old and an almost 1 yr old. We have open adoption with both bmoms, but very little involvement with our youngest child's bmom and lots of involvement with our oldest child's bmom and extended family. Our LO is "sharing" his sister's bfamily, and he will be able to call her grandparents grandma and grandpa. They even bought him some gifts at Christmas. I'm just wondering how to handle it when he's old enough to feel sad that he has so little involvement with his birthfamily. Has anyone else run into this? I'd really love to hear from any adoptees raised in open adoptions who may be able to give insight. Thanks!
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Answer by Iamgr8teful at 10:37 PM on Jul. 22, 2009
quote - We're doing this not only to help her live with her decision, but mainly for our son. We want him to know her, even if he doesn't see her often. We will keep the door open for contact even if it is only one way for a while.
Bless you for that.
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