Candace Writes About Openess In Her Adoption
In an OPEN adoption…Golden Cradle is a go between in all open adoptions. They send Birth Mothers the photo and monthly updates even when the Adoptive parents and Birth parent(s) are in contact on their own. That way if one side pulls back the Birth Mother still received the months of updates and everyone stays comfortable with contact. I was lucky when I met my daughter’s new family and we connected in a way that we both wanted and immediately began an open relationship with direct contact on our own without Golden Cradle being our go between.
I can’t say how much I appreciate the bond that we have developed over the years. I know that Golden Cradle has had so many unique experiences before us and after as they will continue for years to come. They are there to be the glue for both sides when things work out smooth or even if someone starts to feel uncomfortable. They are there to protect. When her birth father’s family reached out years later Golden Cradle was there to intervene and allow a way for her family to feel comfortable with contact without opening them up to something they were not ready for. Granted 20 years have now passed and so much has changed. Since I did not require Golden Cradle to be my go between even though I still got my monthly updates I always knew if I needed them then and now they could always be reached for that support system. Thank you for all that you did for us….SMILES.