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Engaging with birth parents and potential matches is a crucial aspect of the adoption process, requiring empathy, understanding, and effective communication. Actively engaging with birth parents involves establishing a foundation of trust, respect, and open dialogue. By listening attentively to birth parents’ preferences, desires, and concerns, adoptive families can develop a deeper understanding of their unique circumstances and expectations. Engaging in meaningful conversations, asking thoughtful questions, and sharing genuine insights about your own journey can help build a connection and establish a mutual sense of comfort and trust. By approaching these interactions with empathy and a willingness to learn, adoptive families can forge relationships with birth parents and potential matches based on shared values, understanding, and respect, fostering an environment conducive to the well-being and happiness of everyone involved.