A mom learns to navigate a relationship with her child's homeless birth parents

Out In The Open

Vanessa McGrady spent two years waiting to adopt a child. When it finally happened, she was overjoyed. But her desire for an open adoption became a lot more open when the birth parents became homeless, and she invited them to stay with her. She tells Piya the story, and how her experience has taught her that adoption is "fraught with a million hues of loss."

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