We have agreed to an open adoption with R’s birthfamily, and it is our first experience with that. So far, it has been wonderful! We got together with her birthfamily this past weekend, for the first time since she was born. We all met at a little restaurant about half-way between our homes, and enjoyed a lovely brunch together. R got passed around the family, everyone taking their turn admiring, cuddling, feeding — though they did happily give her back once she pooped in her diaper. Even after we had finished eating, we hung around outside the restaurant, letting the kids play in the yard and scramble on the rocks while they loved on her some more. We spent a grand total of about 2 hours together. I was curious as to how easy they would be able to let her leave this time, but it really wasn’t too bad. I think the joy of the day’s visit, combined with the anticipation of another meeting in the future made it easier for them. It was so neat to see the love this family felt for her once again, and to know that one day in the future, I will be able to honestly tell her of that love. Of course, we took lots of pictures for the scrapbook, but with everything else going on in life right now, there is no way I will have time to post them. So, I decided to quit waiting for an opportunity and just post the story for my records.
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