there’s a lot of community talk about open adoption, it’s not co-parenting, it’s better. open adoption allows children to be a part of their family of origin, not losing those ties is SO important, but it also gives them another family who loves and cares deeply for them. after all, if parents can love more than one child doesn’t it make sense that a child could love more than one family?


Fictive Kin
People not related by birth or marriage who have an emotionally-significant relationship with an individual.