What is an open adoption? a reader asks. She continues: I consider it to be beautifully complex. How would you describe it?
My Answer: Open adoption is such a union of opposites. Over time my family has experienced open adoption as both easy and hard; broken and whole; hurting and loving; good and bad, happy and sad, salty and sweet, defeating and triumphant, connective and disconnective … and countless other polarities.
How would you describe open adoption in 50 words or less?
This is the third in the five part Open Adoption 101 series.
More Along These Lines
- Open Adoption on Trial: Amy Seek’s God & Jetfire
- Does Open Adoption Work?
- The Happy/Sad of Adoption
- The Yin & Yang of Gratitude
Other Posts in Open Adoption 101 Series
- OA 101: What IS Open Adoption?
- OA 101: Two Key Points for Adoptive Parents Entering into Open Adoption
- OA101: Open Adoption is Not…
- OA 101: The Future of Adoption
- More posts to come. Subscribe so you don’t miss them!
Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a teen daughter, blogs from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life.