4 Creative Ways to Make Long-Distance Open Adoptions Work

Distance can make staying in contact more challenging. Here are some easy ways to keep in touch with your child's birth family.

Meghan Rivard August 04, 2016

My husband and I have an open adoption with our daughter’s birth parents, who live in a different state. When we were matched with her, we committed to ourselves that we would ensure that the distance was never a barrier in creating a strong open adoption.

Any open adoption, and especially a long-distance open adoption, will not always be easy. It takes commitment from everyone, with the priority being the child/children. We communicated early with our daughter’s birth parents about our expectations and made certain that we understood theirs.

These relationships are extremely important for everyone involved, but distance can create an added challenge in making them work. So what are some ways to stay in touch in a long-distance open adoption?

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Meghan Rivard

Meghan is an adoptive mother and a big advocate of adoption and foster care. She resides in Indiana with her husband, their one-year-old daughter who is the center of their lives, and their dog Max. She has a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Meghan stays at home with her daughter but is so happy she found this outlet to share her personal adoption story and educate about adoption!


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