How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?
First of all, at the very beginning of your adoption plan decision, you will decide the level of communication and connection you will have with the adoptive family. During this time, you will also be able to discuss with your Case Manager the way you would like your child to know about you and the adoption.
Some expectant mothers like to give a letter for the 18th birthday of their biological child, explaining the conditions of his or her birth and why the adoption was the best way to give them the best start in their lives. Other biological parents (the father can also give something) like to give something material. It can be your opportunity to pass on your love and to share your history and reasons for choosing adoption.
Your baby will be raised by a family who will do their best to introduce the adoption to the child. Each family has their own style for that.
Your case manager will share your wishes with the adoptive family.