Tonight we attended our first group meeting with the agency and it was a great one to start with! The meeting was about two birth mothers who came in to give us information about why they choose adoption, what it meant for them, and what their contact was like post placement.
I think the two women they had come in were best case scenarios for what we can only hope we find in a birth mother. They are both local to where they placed and have at least monthly contact with them. It is like they are an extension of each others family. There was never any doubt after they decided that the best choice for them and their child was adoption however, that doesn’t mean that they don’t struggle with that choice on some days.
Andy and I know that we will find the right birth mother for us and we hope that we can have the same type of relationship that they have with their adoptive families.