Maintaining a Relationship With Your Adopted Child's Birth Family

Family sitting on the couch holding a new born baby

Adoption is a joyous time for families. If you have adopted a child through an open adoption, the relationship you have with the biological mother, father or grandparents can be a lifelong connection that can be beneficial to everyone. More common than they once were, open adoptions allow adoptive and birth parents to know each other, and allow the birth parents some level of relationship with the child. Sometimes families will have a relationship that includes regular visits. There is no formula for how the relationship with the birth family should work. Every family is different and can decide together what will work best.

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