Are you comfortable with an open adoption?
Her profile just went live on her angency's website a month or two ago and she has just started being contacted by birth moms. During the last 2 weeks she was contacted by a woman who has 3 other children and a 2-month-old daughter who wanted to place her daughter up for adoption. The birth mom stopped all contact with my friend and the agency so we are assuming she changed her mind. My friend was devastated.
Now my friend tells me another bm is interested in her and her husband, but she wants a "very open adoption" and lives 20 minutes away. My friend says she doesn't think it's the right situation for her but just wants a baby really bad.
This question is really for adoptive parents. I know adoptees really support open adoptions, but how do adoptive parents feel, and how do they handle it? I am worried my friend is going to jump into a situation she is not comfortable with. Again, I know nothing about this process or the emotions since I have never adopted, but I want to protect my friend.
Kathryn, I am so sorry (((hugs))) I can't even imagine what you are going through.