The bond between parents and children is an interesting dynamic. It’s really the only relationship where it’s encouraged and taught to grow apart instead of growing together. You start off completely dependent on one another and then the relationship is considered a success if the child grows up to be independent and not relying on his/her parents for everything in life.
Of course the relationship and the love is always there, and that grows and strengthens as the child grows up, but what about when there are multiple families involved? And a “different than the norm” story to go along with your birth? In my latest adoption.com article I address what’s most important when strengthening bonds in birth and adoptive families. Please check out the link below.