November 19, 2008 | By: Liz
I had the great pleasure this evening of participating in a teleconference for RESOLVE. The subject was on talking to birth moms (one of the more intimidating aspects of domestic adoption, as I know from personal as well as professional experience). The questions raised were terrific and really covered a ton of ground. Everything from how to handle birth mother’s emotions and perceptions about making an adoption plan to navigating post adoption contact, what to say and what not to say, who should answer the first call. What a fabulous discussion! For those of you who missed it, I believe the call was recorded and will be available on RESOLVE’s website for download in the near future. But in the meantime, I was so moved and intrigued by the questions we talked about that I wanted to bring them here to this forum (and so people whp participated in the call can follow up as well).
What do you want to know or what concerns you about talking to birth moms?
Filed under: adoption
Tags: birth moms, birth mothers, Domestic Adoption Planning, talking to birth mothers
Renee H says:
Thank you for your input last night. I almost didn’t call in and I’m so glad I did – your perspective is really important for those of us going through this process, when we really do not know who to turn to for some of the more complicated questions. I may have some more!
On November 20, 2008 at 11:37 am