Guide To Building Relationships Between Expectant and Hopeful Adoptive Parents

Hopeful adoptive parents and expectant parents making an adoption plan will both benefit from this guide to building a healthy relationship. Written by birth mom Annaleece Merrill, this guide will help you find answers to many of your questions, including:

  • How often should we talk?
  • What should we talk about?
  • How do we refer to the baby?
  • How do we approach awkward conversation topics?
  • How do we make a plan for openness after the placement?

The relationship between birth parents and adoptive parents can be one of the most important ones forged in this lifetime. Make an effort to build this relationship with care and respect.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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