How do you explain to an adoptive young child about their birth parent?

Answer Start when the child is very young, referring to the birth mother who lovingly gave birth, knowing the child would need another mother who would love, care for and raise this special baby. Let the ... Read More »

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How old does an adoptive child have to be to contact their biological parent and can the adoptive parent stop them after 16?

It's a personal choice, they cannot make you do anything actually. Do what you think is right & don't let everyone elses feelings affect your actions. You are the one, who in the long run, will hav... Read More »

Can an adopted child choose to live with their biological parent instead of their adoptive parents?

Answer Once a person is adopted, all legal rights between the biological parents and their child are severed. An adopted child has no legal right to choose to live with their biological parents. Th... Read More »

Is it legal for an adoptive parent to give child back to parent whose rights were terminated?

Not without the legal system involved.Not without the legal system involved.

As an Adoptive Parent, what single piece of advice would you give to a younger Adoptive Parent?

Consider keeping contact with first family. I can't imagine how I would feel right now if I hadn't gotten to know my kids' first mom.