open adoption

Where to Have Visits with Birth Family

Where to Have Visits with Birth Family

In open adoption relationships, it’s not uncommon for adoptive and birth families to get together at least once or twice a year, if not more often. For many reasons, both parties often prefer to have these visits in a location other than their homes. Having an extensive list of options for where to have visits with birth family makes it easier to plan visits that everyone will enjoy.

10 Myths About Open Adoption Debunked

10 Myths About Open Adoption Debunked |

I’ll be honest: when my husband and I began the adoption process, we never imagined that we’d have an open adoption that went beyond sending monthly updates and pictures via email and visiting occasionally. I don’t discuss our relationship with Tommy’s birth family in much detail publicly to protect their privacy. But it’s an important part of our lives and involves a lot more contact than what I just described. As such, I’ve fielded a lot of questions addressing myths about open adoption and will continue to do so. I’m debunking 10 of the most common myths about open adoption.