Open adoption connects two South Dakota families for life

Eye on KELOLAND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — In honor of National Adoption month, we are taking a closer look at modern day adoption, most of which are open.

While an open adoption will look a little different for everyone, in general, it means the biological parents and the adoptive parents know each other and stay connected throughout the child’s life.

“We babysat– my parents and I babysat a couple weeks ago. And I walked in the door and Kellyn was like, ‘hey your dad taught me how to shoot,'” Tjaden said.

“When we met with Dani, and started to talk, even the hospital we said, ‘she is going to be adored and loved by both families.’ And no child can have too much love.” the Recks said.

Wednesday night, a birth mom and the adoptive couple she chose to be her daughter’s parents share their adoption story and how their open relationship has enriched all of their lives over the years. Their story is coming up on KELOLAND News at 6 and 10 p.m.

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