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

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 the camera and answered them candidly.


Can you tell us about your first meeting?

You can view all the posts in this project by following the Open Adoption Project tag or by checking out The R House’s YouTube Channel–just look for the yellow and white background.


Other questions we have answered:

How do you feel about closed adoption?

What was going through your mind on placement day?

Do you ever feel that you “owe” her?

How do you make your open adoption work?

What is your biggest compromise in your open adoption?

Do you get jealous of one another in your open adoption?

Are you completely satisfied with your open adoption?

Did anyone try to talk you out of placing your child for adoption?

Why did you place your baby for adoption?

Open Adoption Giggles–Out takes!


We also hope that you will share your experiences in the comments. How was the first day you met the hopeful adoptive mom or expectant mom?



  1. Heather Larson says

    I see I’m not the only one who is speechless. There aren’t words for you and Josh, Linds. I am so so deeply sorry and have been praying for you for a while, since I knew something was going on. I’m so sorry. I hope as time goes on you continue to heal. Your faith is amazing. It’s terribly hard to understand this. I wish I could give you a big hug. I’m grateful you have such wonderful friends and family to support you.