Did you know it’s possible to ruin an open adoption? Before you send yourself into a tizzy wondering if you’re failing in your open adoption, read what Stacey Stark has to say about what you might be doing that could ruin an open adoption.
Adoptive mama says there are four main ways that can hurt the delicate relationship. These four ways include letting your own fears and insecurities get the best of you, not communicating enough, thinking open adoption is easy, and not offering forgiveness for everyone involved.
Stacey notes that to ruin an open adoption it comes down to not working on the relationship. Open adoptions are just like any other important relationship. They require love and care. These are relationships that can benefit all members of the adoption triad. But it will not be a cake walk. It will require a lot of time and effort from birth parents and adoptive parents.
It’s important to remember that open adoption is all about the child. Both sets of parents are supposed to do what is best for the adoptee.
If you’re worried that you might be ruining your open adoption, read the article and reflect on what you can do better to help this important relationship grow into something beautiful. Remember that relationships also require you to be patient with yourself.
You can read the whole article on Adoption.com by clicking here.