Open adoption can be scary for everyone involved. Your lives are suddenly joined.  Oppenness is a crazy road one must navigate. It requires trust, honesty, and love.

This video goes over the importance of all the elements of open adoption. I love at the beginning the adoptive mom finishes all her sentences. It proves just how close open adoption can make someone.

At first an open adoption is like any new relationship. You are learning how to communicate the most effectively, what makes them happy, what makes them sad, and you are nervous and scared to offend. Over time, if both parties want to make it work, it turns out great for all three parts of the triad.

No relationship is perfect or easy, but in the end it is worth it to work on it.