Your Birth Family Relationship

Relationships with birth parents, biological siblings and other family members can be incredibly rewarding — but, like any relationship, they can also be incredibly complicated. Whether you grew up in an open adoption or you recently reunited with your birth family, knowing how to navigate these relationships isn’t always easy.

While it’s impossible to tell you exactly how to develop the types of relationships you want to have with your biological relatives, the articles below do offer some general information and advice for those seeking to form healthy, lasting connections with members of their birth family. Read on to learn how to establish healthy boundaries, communicate honestly about your needs, navigate changes in contact with your birth parents and more.

Like any relationship, the ones you share with your birth family will require patience and understanding from everyone involved. But the bonds you can share are very often worth the effort.

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