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7 Ways to Show Your Child’s Birth Parents You Love Them

Because birth parents are the best.

Kira Mortenson September 11, 2014

I feel like we were really lucky to have so many months to get to know our kids’ birth parents before placement. We had six months’ notice before our son was born and eight months before our daughter was born. During the time before they were born, while at the hospital, and after placement, it was important to us to make their birth parents feel loved and appreciated. The amount of time allowed us to think about different ways to show that love. While there are many ways to show love, often our social anxieties limit the ways we connect with others. For us, connecting with birth parents helped us know how to start our family. Using multiple methods, we showed our love in different ways for the birth parents. Here are seven ways to show birth parents you love them.

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Kira Mortenson

Kira became a mother through adoption twice and once through a high-risk pregnancy. She and her husband opened their hearts to open adoption five years ago and now enjoy a beautiful relationship with their children's birth mothers, who are best friends, and their son's birth father. She has served as a co-chair for a chapter of Families Supporting Adoption, and enjoys doing adoption presentations for schools in her community. When she isn't changing poopy diapers and making mac n cheese, she spends her time teaching dance, attempting to exercise, and spending time with her husband, Mike. Instagram ID: Kiralm


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