Ways to Bond With Your Child’s Adoptive Parents
With technology today, the ability to keep in contact with others is easier than ever before. We can befriend, follow and message people with just a few clicks and a send. Yet, at the same time, the idea of reaching out to others and knowing what to say can still be a daunting task. But that’s okay, as long as what you’re saying is coming from the heart.
Technology works very much the same way when it comes to keeping in touch with your child’s adoptive parents. Especially if you have an open adoption or semi-open adoption agreement, it’s important to establish a strong and healthy relationship with your child’s adoptive parents throughout the adoption journey. This way, after the adoption has been finalized, you can have contact with your child and see how he or she is doing from a comfortable distance.
There are several ways to keep open communication and grow a relationship with your child’s adoptive parents. Adoption Choices of Kansas has a few ideas. If you need help now, please Call Us 877-903-4488 or Text Us 316-209-2071
Bonding with Your Child’s Adoptive Parents Virtually:
- Video Chats
Video calls using ZOOM, Google Meet and other video software are being used more, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a great way to keep in contact with others and see their faces as you’re talking to them. You can set up times to video chat with the adoptive parents while maintaining a relationship with the family. Watching your child grow up and feeling as though you’re maintaining a healthy is definitely a win-win.
- Phone Calls and Text Messages
Another way to go is to set up regular phone calls. This is especially helpful if, for whatever reason, you or the adoptive parents don’t feel as comfortable with video chats or can’t access them easily. Either way, phone calls and/or text messages are a great way to check in with the family. If there is a missed call or text message, it can easily be returned when you have a free moment. There is no pressure attached.
- Email and Letters
Although these may be the slowest form of communication, they both still work very well. Both email and “snail mail” letters allow the adoptive parents to have and keep hard copies of the letters they can share with the child at a later date. They can also send you letters, updates and pictures of special moments that you’d want to see. This permits both you and your child’s adoptive parents to bond and keep in touch without having to keep consistent communication.
Ways to Bond with Your Child’s Adoptive Parents
Fortunately, there are so many ways that you can keep in contact with your child’s adoptive parents. The virtual ways mentioned above are great places to start. We know that it will never replace in person meetings and get togethers, but having these ways to bond with your child’s adoptive parents during these challenging times does provide a great temporary solution.
Meet the Author: Gabrielle Willis is a lover of writing and knowledge, which shows in her everyday life. She graduated with a Bachelors in English in 2013, and recently graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing. She has also worked in the education sector for over 10 years, recently becoming a Literacy Tutor. At her core, her passion is reading and writing, and she loves sharing that with others.
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