Adoption

The "other" side of adoption.

I've been kinda of a lurker. I just wanted to open myself up for any questions you may have on local open adoption.

My stroy~

I was 18, just graduated hs, found out I was expecting. Thinking I would not be able to support myself and a child without any college education. I went to my first ob, and they gave me a list of adoption agencies. I din't know where to start so I had my mom call around. We found an agency near our home and made an appt.

That's about all, unless you have more specific questions. I am open to talking about everything you may want to know. I'll try to check in on this board, if I don't anwser you can also page me on PL/M.

Leslie

Pg #1: 4/02/02- 40w5d - Healthy baby girl adopted out

Pg #2: Missed m/c ~11w - d&c 10/27/08

Pg #3: Missed m/c ~7w - d&c 6/29/09

Pg #4: 12/03/10- 41w - Healthy babe boy

Pg #5: EDD 8/03/13

Buddies: Cowgirl and kelinandkevin

Again?

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Re: The "other" side of adoption.

  • Thanks for sharing your special story.  I am sure you made some family very happy.
  • I just want you to know that I think you are so courageous and brave.  You really must care so much for your child.  I admire you.
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  • ditto pp!

    i do have one question for you if you dont mind, what specific things were you looking for in an adoptive family?

    thank you!

  • image katiejo11:

    ditto pp!

    i do have one question for you if you dont mind, what specific things were you looking for in an adoptive family?

    thank you!

    I was not as selictive as my mom was, she went with me. We looked through about 70 port-folios. We were looking for a married couple (no prior divorce), that didn't smoke, that were religious- christian of some sort. I didn't find out prior to delivery if what gender I was expecting. (My choice because I didn't want to "accidently" get attached to the baby.) What if any birth defects the family would be willing to raise/consider raising.

    After meeting with a couple different families I had different questions. Like what they planned on doing for child care, if they had a stable career, stuff like that.

    I wanted to make sure I got along with the family as well, because they are now a part of MY family.

    Pg #1: 4/02/02- 40w5d - Healthy baby girl adopted out

    Pg #2: Missed m/c ~11w - d&c 10/27/08

    Pg #3: Missed m/c ~7w - d&c 6/29/09

    Pg #4: 12/03/10- 41w - Healthy babe boy

    Pg #5: EDD 8/03/13

    Buddies: Cowgirl and kelinandkevin

    Again?

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  • That is awesome it sounds as if it was and is an open adoption!! 
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