We arranged to see Max’s birthmom’s mother, younger sister, and aunt and uncle while we were here for Mini’s adoption. There was a chance that we could’ve seen his birth mom, too, but unfortunately the dates of our stay didn’t match up with the time that she’d be in Colorado. We were all pretty disappointed that we couldn’t see her at the same time, but it was still great to visit with her family.
Max seemed excited. He knows that they are his birth family and now that Mini is born and he’s met her birth family, he really understands things much better. I think he totally gets that they are part of his “before-us” family and that they love him very much.
Our visit was about 6 hours long and very fun and comfortable. Max played the entire time while the adults talked.
Hey, I want to tell you something. I mentioned to them that I was thinking about writing a book about our open adoption experiences and they gave me a lot of encouragement to do so. 🙂