As soon as we decided to adopt I became obsessed with all things ADOPTION! So naturally I have been looking for any way to become involved with the adoption community. A friend of a friend invited Kyle and I to the Adoptive couples retreat hosted by birth mothers 4 adoption. It was super late notice so Kyle wasn't able to get the day off so I invited my mom to come along. It was great and pretty informative.
I learned a lot about open adoption, many birth mom's and adoptive parents talked about their experiences with open adoption. I'm not going to lie... open adoption just sounded so scary before I knew much about it. My opinion now is that if everyone is in the right state of mind it can be a beautiful thing that adds love and understanding for the child and everyone involved. After talking to Kyle about what I learned open adoption has become a definite option for us!
This adoptive couple that founded The R House spoke about their experiences. Mrs. R said something that I LOVE. She said that we need to be proactive about adoption. "We are FINDING, not waiting." I seriously needed this because the hardest thing about adoption for me is the wait... how long will our wait be? We are not going to wait around, we are going to FIND our child!!!! She gave some great ideas about how to get your name out there and we are super excited to get things going!
The more I learn the more I love adoption and what it can bring into our lives!