Open Hearted Adoption
Open adoption is about transparency, openness, non-judgment and connection.
Our story; In 2003, my husband and I began our trek to parenthood, first along the bumpy road that is modern fertility medicine, and next via the slightly less traveled path of open adoption. Through the birth of our daughter in 2005 —born to my husband, myself, and her birth family—we were all delivered into a new kind of learning. A learning about love and openness in the face of vulnerability, an experience that showed me how to grow through my fear. As we learned how to navigate a truly honest and open relationship with each other, I garnered a new core understanding. The understanding of how our vulnerabilities connect us to our own truth and wisdom, as well as to each other. An understanding that it is our vulnerabilities and fears which offer our greatest opportunities for empowered growth. As I opened to the wonderment of parenting in an open adoption, I was rewarded with great joy, from embracing my fears and welcome the unknown with curiosity and an open heart.
Since 2006, I have been honored to mentor adoptive families on their journey in parenthood and openness. It is wonderful to be able to shed light on the open adoption experience and support others to find their way to clarity on this life path. Creating and holding space to nurture your vision of family is key. For the waiting / prospective adoptive parent, this is extra essential, as it is equal to the growth and nesting that happens in pregnancy, as you too are growing a baby—inside your hearts.