Calling My Birthmom

Jan 31, 2013

Gavin can often be found wandering around our house having conversations with his birth mother on a phone he made in school or the play phone from the play kitchen.

It’s too much cute for me to handle.

In fact, one day I was encouraging him to put his phone down and come to the table for dinner (we have a strict no-phone rule at our table that includes fake phones as well). He looked at me with all the sass of a 17 year old and proclaimed, “Mom, I am talking to my BIRTH MOM!”

I about died laughing while I said, “Well, tell her I said hello and come to dinner. We can call her for real after you finish eating.”

And we did.

That kid. He is hilarious.


Long live open adoption!


  1. I kind of want to scoop up your boys and give them loves until they beg for mercy, they are that adorable. In fact, I’d like to do that with you most days too.

    • I have to tell you, I totally understand this emotion.

      And I have been known to give myself a hug every now and again. In the form of food, of course.

      Did this just get weird? I should really go to bed. LOL

  2. Thank you, for the great example you are to me. We just had our birth mom stay here for the weekend. It was a great experience, but I’m not sure I would have b

  3. Thank you for the great example that you are. We just had our birth mom stay over for the weekend, and it was a wonderful experience. I’m not sure I would have been so open to that without your example of successful open adoption.

  4. Someday I hope that Miles will be able to talk on the phone to his birthmom. I wish we had the openness that you do – I think it’s great!

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