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Sharing Information Updates With Your Child’s Birth Family

When a child is placed with an adoptive family, the birth family is often left wondering about the child. They wonder how the child is doing developmentally. They wonder what the child’s first words were, how their first Christmas went or how the first day of Kindergarten was. If you were in their shoes, wouldn’t you wonder the same things too?

Here at Colorado Christian Services, we have over 50 years of experience helping women navigate their unplanned pregnancy in Colorado. We’ve experienced just about every kind of adoption you can imagine, and one thing is for certain – sharing updates with birth families is the right thing for an adoptive family to do. Here at CCS, we encourage all adoptive families to share updates with their child’s birth family. We even encourage them to let the child participate and create their own updates. Past birth parents have told us that the most prized updates are the handwritten letters or drawings made by the child. It warms their hearts and gives them the peace of mind that they are not a lost part of that child’s story.

If you’re sending updates to your child’s birth family, consider trying to include some of your child’s schoolwork, artwork or even a handwritten letter from them in the next update. It may seem like a small gesture to you, but for the birth parents, it will mean the world!