What Would You Ask?

March 16, 2006 at 2:00am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

I haven’t talked about our adoption in a while. When I thought of this topic, I figured it would make a good post to generate some feedback.

One of the things about open adoption is that there is a very good chance that we will either speak with or meet the birth mother prior to the adoption taking place, or perhaps even before she makes her decision about who she would like to be her child’s adoptive parents. Let’s say you’re going to meet the birth mother for the first time. She is pregnant, and she is trying to decide if you will be the person the child inside her calls mom or dad. What questions would you ask the birth mother? What would you tell her?

The Missus and I have obviously thought a lot about those questions. But there’s no way we have thought of everything, and frankly, there aren’t many resources describing what to do at this sort of a first meeting. So I wonder, dear reader who probably has no plans to adopt, what comes to your mind?

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D.M.B. March 16, 2006 at 4:10am

ask her if she takes care of herself.
ask her how she got pregnant and why she’s giving up the baby.
ask her what dad is like.

Mandy March 26, 2006 at 5:00am

i would also ask her medical history of her and her family.

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