Today is National Grandparents Day, a day to celebrate the integral figures of the family tree. In an open adoption, adoptive parents encourage a loving bond not just with their parents but also with their birth grandparents. This day is to celebrate the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Whether you have an open or closed… Continue reading National Grandparents Day
Why visits are so meaningful and how to promote healthy relationships for every individual AFTH birth mother Samantha helping daughter Charlotte walk during a visit at Millburn Orchard Last year was challenging and frightening. With so many unknowns from the coronavirus, our lives had to halt, keeping us confined to our homes. In order to… Continue reading Why Are Visits So Important for the Adoptive Triad?
The season of giving is officially upon us. While many adults devote their next few weeks to holiday shopping for their children, parents, siblings, aunts, and uncles, there are other individuals who deserve recognition. Many adoptive parents grow contemplative over the holidays,wondering what they can offer to their child’s birth parents. What gift can… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide for the Birth Parents in Your Life
Birthfathers' Rights in the Adoption Process: Know Your Options, Know Your Rights There is a common misconception in today’s society that a child’s birthfather has less rights than birthmothers do and that they are unable to make choices regarding their baby. Did you know that the birthfather starts out with the same legal rights as… Continue reading Birthfathers’ Rights in the Adoption Process: Know Your Options, Know Your Rights
Patricia Dischler, author of “Because I Loved You: A Birthmother’s View of Open Adoption”, chose an open adoption for her son in 1985. While she has had the opportunity to build an open and meaningful relationship with her son’s parents, she knows that many parents do not get the opportunity to have a positive relationship… Continue reading 10 Thing Every Birth Mother Wants Adoptive Parents to Know
The popular news column, “Dear Abby,” featured a post by a caring grandmother that read: Dear Abby: My teenage daughter will be giving birth soon, and she has decided to place her baby for adoption. I have told her that whatever she decides, I will support her decision. Here is the difficult part: This will… Continue reading Another Perspective of Open Adoption: How Birth Grandparents Stay Involved and Build a Relationship