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Cultivating and maintaining connections post-placement is a vital aspect of the adoption journey that can contribute to the well-being and happiness of all parties involved. Adoptive families and birth parents should prioritize ongoing communication, respect, and mutual support to nurture these connections. Sharing updates, photos, and milestones with birth parents can help them stay connected and involved in the child’s life. It is crucial to respect the agreed-upon boundaries and level of contact, adapting to the needs and preferences of all individuals involved. By cultivating these connections, adoptive families can honor the important role birth parents play in their child’s life and maintain a supportive and respectful relationship that benefits everyone in the adoption triad.