FANTASTIC post on Open Adoption over at PAIL today. Check it out!
I was hanging out with a friend the other day when I mentioned that we’d be hanging out this coming Friday at Ky’s great grandma’s house for a fun Easter day of an egg hunt and then dinner with our family.
She replied that it was really generous of us to make the effort we do with Ky’s family.
I had to take a few breaths before I responded. More on my reply in a minute….
Generous is not a word I use when I describe the relationship that we have with her birth family. That implies that I’m doing something that is “showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected” as per Google dictionary.
It is necessary and it is expected. You bet it is when you are living in the world of open adoption (OA).
I struggle sometimes…
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