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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