Stunning photo /open adoption
I have just seen a lovely photo of our youngest son, his birth sister, her husband and 2 children. Happy and obviously enjoying Christmas together
We adopted him and his older brother with contact with their older sister who remained in foster care. Over the years she has stayed with us ,been on holiday with us ,had her 2 brothers stay with her and has brought her husband and children to stay with us.she including us on the top table at her wedding.
She rang us when their birth mum died and supported her brothers at their birth mums funeral. (She also came to their (different) birth dad's funeral with us eighteen months ago)
For us open adoption has worked well . The boys see their sister and cousins who are all in work and get on with our sons. The wider birth family respects that our sons are part of our family and have older brothers,other cousins, grandparents etc
Our son will return home tomorrow ready to go back to work next week. Go partying with his uni friends and catch up with our wider family.
Not all open adoptions work so well but we are delighted that the siblings get on so well and enjoy seeing one another