Camille is the adoptive mother of 5 beautiful children and has had a wonderful experience with open adoption. We’re so lucky to have her share her story! If you’re considering placing a child for adoption or adopting a child, we recommend Forever Bound Adoption.
My Experience with Open Adoption
I am the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers when it comes to open adoption, especially as no two situations are the same, but I believe open adoption from my own experience hasbenefited all the parties involved. My children know their birth mother, they know their birth grandmother and they have also met other biologic family members throughout the years. My children’s birth mother has also found comfort knowing where her children are, how they are doing and that they are happy.
Here are 9 helpful tips for you in talking with children about any difficult topic:
2. Initiate conversations with your child. (…Even about sex and sexuality.)
3. Create an open environment.
4. Communicate your own values.
5. Listen to your child.
6. Try to be honest.
7. Be patient.
8. Use everyday opportunities to talk.
9. Talk about it again. And, again.