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I want to have a relationship with my grandchild. What do I do?

This will need to be discussed with the adoptive family and birthparents, ideally before placement. Open adoptions do not have legally binding contracts. Communicate with the birthparents about what you wish for the relationship, but understand that the birthparents and adoptive parents will determine the nature of the open adoption.

Thank you for recognizing the importance of post-placement support: