One of the most important aspects of the post-adoption process is correspondence. Because we facilitate semi-open adoptions, birthmothers have the opportunity to watch their child grow up through pictures and letters. It brings incredible peace and joy to a birth mother, knowing her child is being raised in a loving, Christian family.
You will send sharing sheets and pictures to the agency for the first six months of your baby’s life. After that, you will send an update and pictures around your child’s birthday until they are twenty-one years old.
All updates are sent to my attention here at the agency. This allows your child’s birthmother to be part of your child’s life in a safe way, with the agency as the facilitator of all contact, unless otherwise indicated.
I talk to birthmothers every day, and receiving these glimpses into the lives of the child they placed for adoption means so much to them. Being timely and descriptive in your updates is a small way to say thank you to the woman who lovingly chose your family as adoptive parents.
1-21 years old
A correspondence agreement means you will send pictures and a letter:
Please mail your correspondence to:
An Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc.
Attn: Kayla Carlton
PO Box 4
Thomasville, GA 31799