Monthly Archives: February 2011

Using the “Adoption” Card

whining_pouting_girl2Over my years in the adoption field, I have heard one consistent fear from prospective adoptive parents of domestic children. They are afraid that their adopted child will one day want to leave them and move in with their biological family. With open adoptions becoming more common, adoptive children know enough about their biological parents, that this is a natural fear of parents. The thinking is along the lines of, “If I maintain a relationship with my child’s birth family, then why wouldn’t my child want to leave when they aren’t getting their way? When I say, ‘No, you cannot go to that party at Michael’s.’ why wouldn’t my child say, ‘Then I’ll go live with my birth mother because she’d let me go!’”

Continue reading Using the “Adoption” Card