I am a single parent of a two-year-old. My child’s birth mom is 17. Our lifestyles are completely different and so are our values. Except for my son, we have very little in common. I find the contact with her hard going, and sometimes I feel tempted to slack off a little. Do you have any advice for me?
You are not alone. Many adoptive parents find contact with birth parents an energy drain; a task they do out of duty because it is what they agreed to do.