As you explore semi-open adoption, you may wonder what the best ways to communicate via a semi-open adoption are. The ability to stay in contact with your child as he or she grows up is something you both will appreciate in the long run. As you explore all that a semi-open adoption entails, researching and learning how to stay in contact is an important good step.
Adoption Choices of Florida will help you determine how and when you will communicate with your child and adoptive family. You are in full control of how much information you share and receive. Semi-open adoption may limit the amount of ways you can communicate but there is still a list to choose from.
1. Writing Each Other Letters
There’s something really nice and special about sending information “the old fashioned way” by mailing letters yourself. You can keep your child and adoptive family up-to-date on your life and answer questions. Writing down your thoughts can be therapeutic in a way as well.
You and your child can read and/or collect each letter, making both of you happy to read them in the future. Each handwritten letter is special and easy to keep.
2. Sending and Receiving Photos
Another great way to communicate with your child in a semi-open adoption is by sharing photos. Because you won’t be meeting with your birth child face to face, sharing photographs can provide a way to remain involved through the years. You will be able to watch your child grow through photos, which is special and something they will appreciate.
You can also share photos from your own life as well. If you’d like your child to learn more about your immediate or extended family, or the places you’ve visited, you can provide pictures. Try to include as many photos and information as you can. Your goal is to provide your child with an understanding of who you are and maintain a healthy and fulfilling connection.
3. Communicating through Email
One common way to communicate with your child and adoptive family is through email. Sending emails can be a great way to share information or receive life updates. Since sending and receiving emails is so simple and fast, it can be an easy way to deliver important news or any other information. Your birth child may be very curious about you and where he or she came from, so providing as much detail will make sure that they fully understand and enjoy reading your emails.
Emails can include links and photos as well. You can make an email account solely for communication with your adoptive family, which will make it easier to keep track of and not miss anything.
4. Following Social Media Accounts
If you feel comfortable, you could follow each other’s social media accounts. You will be able to see updates without having to ask. This may allow for you to have less time dedicated to direct communication without missing out on any updates.
This would be beneficial if you feel comfortable with your adoptive family and child knowing more about you. It is easy for you to follow their social media without them seeing too much into your life, if that is what you want. Feel free to discuss the level of privacy you want with your adoption caseworker.
The excitement that comes with choosing a semi-open adoption is a feeling our agency can’t wait for you to feel. As you explore all that a semi-open adoption entails, researching and learning how to stay in contact is an important good step. There are many ways to get creative with ways to communicate via a semi-open adoption. Your birth child and adoptive family will appreciate any information and updates you feel comfortable sharing. Over the years, your child will keep in touch with you and will benefit a lot from it. It may not always be easy to keep in touch, so choosing the most convenient method of communication will help.
Adoption Choices of Florida wants you to feel comfortable with your Florida adoption plan. Your adoption caseworker will work diligently to ensure that you get the amount of communication you desire. You will have complete control over your adoption plan, including how much information is sent and received.
If you are a pregnant woman in Florida considering adoption, and have any questions or concerns about the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information on adoption, visit us at Adoption Choices of Florida or call us at: (833) 352-3678
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