The Cradle Blog
Just saw this question in a popular advice column Ask Amy and had to add our 2 cents.
Adoption can sometimes add a layer of complexity to lives. Interviews with adopted people reveal some common themes, common trigger points and topics of interest. Here are a few we've noticed: Figuring out what “adopted” means
It is very common for adopted children to have biological siblings who are living with their birth parents. However, for some parents (adoptive and birth parents alike), talking to their children about siblings who don't live with them can seem tricky.
For adoptive and birth parents alike, the more people who are around to love and watch a child grow, the better. That’s why open adoptions can be so beneficial.
After an open adoption placement, both adoptive and birth parents may be eager to develop their relationship, but aren’t sure where to start. Not all open adoptions are the same—and that’s OK. Here’s three things you might expect in an open adoption relationship.