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.