Some people think that choosing adoption means that you have to say a lot of goodbyes and that you lose a lot of important relationships in your life. This doesn't have to be the case though; you have the right to have open communication with all of the same friends and family even after you have joined your new adoptive family.
Friends and Openness Podcast Script
Kellan (Friend #1)
Mariah (Friend #2)
SCENE: Group of friends sitting at a table talking at lunchtime.
G: I’m worried! I just heard I might get adopted and I’ll never get to see you guys again. I feel trapped. What should I do? Who should I talk to?
K: I’m sure it will be okay. You don’t have to completely drown us out.
Y: We can be friends still. We can call and email and visit.
#3: You probably won’t be moving that far. We can still come visit you.
#4: We can always skype!
K: Talk to your parents. Let us know what’s happening! If we have to we’ll take a bus.
G: I’ll keep you guys informed. If I don’t move too far I can come visit and we can hangout. I’m kinda scared I’ll never get to see my parents again.
M: Don’t stop believing, stay positive. You have a say in your life. You’re going to a place where people will care about you.
#4: Maybe we can do a yearly switch and we can visit eachother. Talk to your new parents about that.
G: Well who else can I talk to about this?
K: Your social worker, your teacher, your parents. Don’t worry, everything’s going to be all right. Remember, friendship never ends.
#3: We will always be here for you. We can talk when you need to.