Making Openness Easier to Manage
While communication and openness are clearly important, families still want to maintain appropriate boundaries around this new and unique relationship. Exchanging letters mailed to your home address could become problematic. Accepting an invitaion to the birthmom's Facebook page is not ideal.
How it Works
The adoption provider who assists with the adoption typically recommends a plan for Post Adoption Communication. This is referred to in HeartsConnect as the PAC.
Your personalilzed Post Adoption Communication plan is baked into your Family Group within HeartsConnect. Any tasks or updates are assigned, reminders are sent automatically, and you can mark them as complete when they're done.
For example the adoption provider may recommend that the adoptive family send pictures and a message based on a schedule such as:
- Every week for the first month, then
- Monthly for the first 6 months, then
- Every other month up to 1 year, then
- At least twice a year after that. Including special occasions such as birthdays and holidays
HeartsConnect will automatically send out an email reminding the adoptive family to post their update. When the post is completed, an email will be sent to the birthparents who can view the post and respond if they choose.