But it is the most natural thing in the world once you're doing it. And I believe it's the most natural thing because it's right. Things like this, that are right often come easier. You don't fight a lot of inner turmoil over them, you don't feel wary in the midst of them, you don't second-guess yourself at every turn, and you don't feel any pull in the direction of those who are expressing that maybe you're doing the wrong thing. Your gut feels at peace with it. Really at peace.
Open adoption is so good.
This little clip is a deleted scene from a show, "Our America: Open Adoption," that was produced by Lisa Ling. It's a clip that my husband and I and Georgia's birth-family could have made. It's how we feel. It does open adoption justice and confirms that it is becoming the norm, as it should, with domestic adoptions.
Watch it. Know that it is exactly how I feel. It is how Georgia's birth mom and family feel; we've had these discussions with them. If you are on the fence about domestic adoption because this scares you I understand that; I used to be there. But what is waiting for you if you push through is one of the richest relationships you'll ever be privy to and it will take your breath away at how truly magical it is.
I am thankful everyday for the way that open adoption has changed me forever. I wouldn't be me without it.