“Opening up a closed adoption can feel like you are opening Pandora’s Box. You are flooded with feelings of apprehension, fear, excitement, nervousness, and of course a little self-consciousness.”
Her son’s adoption was initially closed, but when he as two years old, Karen White heard from his birth aunt. She shared a little information about their family and made it clear that he was loved and missed by his birth family. She and her husband were excited to learn more about his birth family and quickly sent back a response. But then? There was silence.