Fourteen months ago my husband and I embarked on what could be one of the most scary, yet rewarding, journeys we would embark upon as a couple – growing our family through open adoption. It’s no secret that no matter how bad we wanted a child, the two of us alone couldn’t make that happen. Choosing open adoption to grow our family opened up an entire new set of thoughts and feelings. The path of open adoption requires us to be chosen by a potential birth mother, we have to woo them, if you will. Basically, we have to date them. But how do you do that with a paper brochure? With a personal website? Or through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? We want them to believe what we wrote in our Dear Birthmother Letter and the desire we have to be dads.
If we could say three things to any potential birth parent, it would be this:
Read the rest of Brad and Justin's blog post for The Next Family here.