The Open Adoption Project | Describe an awkward moment during a visit

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The Open Adoption Project is a project my youngest son’s birth mother and I put together while she was visiting several months ago. We asked The R House Facebook Community if they had any questions for a birth mother and the adoptive mother she placed with in an open adoption …and then we sat down… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | Can you tell us about your first meeting?

Open Adoption Project

The Open Adoption Project is a project my youngest son’s birth mother and I put together while she was visiting several months ago. We asked The R House Facebook Community if they had any questions for a birth mother and the adoptive mother she placed with in an open adoption …and then we sat down in front of… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | How do you feel about closed adoption?

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The Open Adoption Project is a project my youngest son’s birth mother and I put together while she was visiting several months ago. We asked The R House Facebook Community if they had any questions for a birth mother and the adoptive mother she placed with in an open adoption …and then we sat down in front of… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | What was going through your mind on placement day?

Gavin's Placement Day

The Open Adoption Project is a project my youngest son’s birth mother and I put together while she was visiting a couple months ago. We asked The R House Facebook Community if they had any questions for a birth mother and the adoptive mother she placed with in an open adoption …and then we sat down in front… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | Do you ever feel that you “owe” her?

The Open Adoption Project

The Open Adoption Project is a project my youngest son’s birth mother and I put together while she was visiting a couple weeks ago. We asked The R House Facebook Community if they had any questions for a birth mother and the adoptive mother she placed with in an open adoption …and then we sat down in front… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | Why did you place your baby for adoption?

Why did you place your baby for adoption?

The Open Adoption Project is a project my youngest son’s birth mother and I put together while she was visiting a couple weeks ago. We asked The R House Facebook Community if they had any questions for a birth mother and the adoptive mother she placed with in an open adoption …and then we sat down in front… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | Did anyone try to talk you out of your decision?

Adoption Decision Process

The Open Adoption Project is a project my youngest son’s birth mother and I put together while she was visiting a couple weeks ago. We asked The R House Facebook Community if they had any questions for a birth mother and the adoptive mother she placed with in an open adoption …and then we sat… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | Are you satisfied with your adoption?

The Open Adoption Project

I had a privilege to talk openly and candidly with my youngest son’s birth mother about our open adoption relationship. We sat down together and answered questions posed by The R House readers. I will always cherish what we discussed.   What is your favorite part of your open adoption?   Are you completely satisfied… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | Compromise and Jealousy

The Open Adoption Project

Open adoption is one of my favorite things about my life. I love the relationship that I have with each of my kids’ birth moms and, more importantly, I love that each of my kids have a close relationship with their birth moms. When my youngest son’s birth mother, Joniece came to visit last week,… [Read More]