Spinning off of my previous question & still curious as a cat....LOL! I am learning that open adoption has degrees of contact & different types as well.
I was thinking that open adoption meant more than sending pics & updates. That SEEMS pretty semi-open to me, only because the relationship between the adoptee & the birth parent(s) is one-sided if BP's only RECEIVE pics & letters periodically. Even checking in by phone, email, or text UNLESS the child is involved, how will the child grow to know & appreciate their birth parent? We are still SO new to this. Our son has seen his birth mom twice recently IN PERSON. He's only 3 so he doesn't chat on the phone, email, or text. So, in trying to build a relationship (carefully, because of being adopted thru FC), how often do they SEE or TALK TO their birth families? Or if you're a BP, do you SEE/TALK TO your birth child? Or if Adopted, do you SEE/TALK TO birth parents? Thanks!
I know some of your stories and that you have a "Welcome-Open" relationship with birth parents who haven't stayed in contact with you, or because of "issues" contact has to be temporarily stopped. (Frogdawg, Iamgr8teful) We might find ourselves in that same situation as well.
Just trying to see how some others feel about their OA's. Is it all you wanted? Better than you thought? Not so much?
How does it affect your child???? This is what I REALLY want to know!!!
I really appreciate the honest, sincerely responses. :)
Answer by doodlebopfan at 7:59 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by Iamgr8teful at 10:42 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
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