The true beauty of this video is the fact that it shows how much each picture birthmother’s have/receive is treasured.

There is joy in visits, pictures, and updates. Updates provide peace and joy.

It can reaffirm the mother’s choice to place.

The most important thing an update says is that the adoptive parents love the birth parents and think of them.

If an open adoption is arranged and not followed through on, it can stunt the healing process of the birthmother and create problems for everyone in the triad in the future. These updates are so important and anticipated like Christmas morning. Even a quick cell phone picture with a quick sentence is calming to the soul.