Deep Thoughts On The Eve Of The Birth Family Reunion

Birth family reunions can be really intimidating and exciting with a million other emotions all intertwined. The night before a planned first meeting is a time you can prepare and reflect some deep thoughts on what the day ahead could bring.

Deep Thoughts On The Eve Of The Birth Family Reunion

The first time we took our daughter K to visit her birth family was almost twelve years ago. Our daughter was ten months old, and it was the first time her older sister (age 7) and older brother (age 3) would be meeting her, because they had been in a different foster home than she was.

Several months before our first birth family reunion, our daughter’s birthmother, M, had successfully regained custody of the two older children, and when we arrived with the baby, it was the first time M had all three of her children in her arms at the same time.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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