Photography by my SIL, Melissa Kelsey Photography
One of the top questions I am asked when people find out that all of our children's adoptions are all open is a version of "How can you do that?", "I would never be able to...", "How long are you required to continue" or "Don't you worry that they will take them away?" I am sure these questions are asked with the best intention rather then the "Are you insane?" that I often hear internally in my head.
I love adoption and even more so love talking about adoption so let's do just that. We love open adoption for some many reasons.
3) We always want our children to know how much both we and their birth families love and adore them. With open adoption, they can see and know for themselves.
5) We want our children to talk about adoption as much as or as little as they want to. Knowing their birth families and their adoption stories makes it more natural for them to feel like they can do that. Adoption topics and questions are never off limit in our house. I love knowing that if I don't know the answer, we can call their birth families.
Do we ever worry that they will try to take them away? No, we don't. Their birth parents made an adoption plan and chose our family. We know their birth families pretty well and are pretty certain that they enjoy visiting and at the same time are also glad when they can go home.
Adoption has become a wonderful part of our lives. With every adoption we have not just adopted our children but we feel like we have adopted their birth families and they have adopted our family as well. We wouldn't have it any other way.