AF Asks: Tell Us About the First Moment With Your Child's Birth Mother

Meeting the birth mother of your child is an exhilarating — and terrifying — moment. Here, advice from readers who've been through it.

Meeting the birth mother
Tell us about the first letter, meeting, or moment with your child's birth mother. What advice would you give to others about to take the leap? Be Yourself "The first contact we had with our daughter's birth parents was by phone. An adoption coordinator had matched us and the birth parents had asked to speak with us. Our child's birth mother was very quiet, letting the birth father do all the talking for the both of them. I barely heard ...

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