"Open Adoption Converts"

I'll admit it — I was scared of open adoption! But looking back on it now, I can't imagine doing it any other way.

"You deserve a lot of credit," friends tell my husband, Tom, and me when they learn about our close relationship with our son's birth family. "We could never do it." We never thought we could, either. But eight years ago something happened to change our minds. Tom and I had tried for years to build a family. When a fertility specialist told us that, on a scale of one to 10, our chance of getting pregnant was zero, we took ...

Nowadays, I can’t imagine my family having come together any differently. But it wasn’t always that way.


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