Thursday, October 25, 2012

Laughing out loud - ignorance in open adoption

I am super excited that Open Adoption Roundtable is once again hosting the Open Adoption Bloggers Interview Project.  I just love learning more about other open adoption families and connecting with other mothers.

So I signed on to do it again this year.  I have actually been looking forward to this for a while.  Strange I know, but sometimes a girl just needs something to look forward to. ;)

I got my pairing sent to me and the first thing you are supposed to do is to read their blog so you better understand what their experiences are as an open adoption blogger.

I couldn't be more delighted to have gotten my pairing for this year.  As I sit here reading through her blog, I find myself laughing out loud because I am pretty sure she and I share the same 'broken filter' when it comes to the things we actually say out loud.  I love that she posts like she probably speaks.  It is amazing to read real words from a real person.

But before I leave for a lunch meeting, I just have to share this post with you.  I laughed out loud in my office.  So loud, I am pretty sure that even with my door shut, people are wondering.

Sometimes families just don't get it...

I can't wait to get to interview this woman!


MommySquared said...

thank you for sharing! loved this post I can relate ...

Lindsay Smith said...

So... I love that you love your partner (i like mine, too) but i SO wish we had been paired ;-)

Can't wait to read your interview!


PS... yesterday was the 25th and I thought about you all day ;-)

Anonymous said...

I think what you have to understand is that these amothers moms cannot comprehend how a mother who is a mother already, or is “up in age” can place a child for adoption(understandably).

Many of today’s bmoms are “parenting” a child/children already or can raise a child but they do not want too ( they may struggle for a while but they can do it). It’s very hard for a woman who didn’t have child support; family support, or worked two/three jobs to raise her children to understand. Why is it so hard for others to understand that a mother will do anything to keep her children regardless of the hard work?? In short, there are many, many mothers who will do the hard work to keep their children.