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This blog was a powerful story of one birth mother’s experience as she recounts a typical visit with her son whom she placed in an open adoption.  She’s authentic and honest and although this is a VERY open adoption, it emphasizes the respect and priority these adoptive parents place on her role in their family.

“I battle the birth mother’s equivalent of “survivor’s guilt” with every visit. Openness guilt? Luckiness guilt? Why should I get to see my son all the time when other birth parents can’t? But maybe the luckiest part of all is that our visits are so casual.”

Enjoy the original article here.0ac69242289abd8774971728c95d679942873645-54723f2a-8788-4df7-8ef1-3b799ae45f2a