Thanks for sharing, Mary. My husband’s sister placed a baby up for adoption in 1992 when she was just 15. They had an open adoption in that she would get a letter from the adoptive family and pictures once a year around his birthday. Last Thanksgiving, however, we all met. The baby she placed for adoption was almost 20 and he came with his parents to meet all of us. It was really wonderful. Because my sister-in-law was so young at the time, there was definitely a feeling of the adoptive family feeling protective of her too. Every situation is unique but I felt very blessed to witness this — it was healing for many people that day. – Heather