Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Class Act

It's getting to the point in a blog's life cycle where in every new entry I will state the fact that I haven't posted a new blog in a while. Well, there are several reasons for that. All of which will be revealed in the coming months.

In our boredom, David and I signed up for another class at Adoption Connection. The topic was "Hospital Planning". It taught us our role in the hospital when our birth mother is giving birth. Basically, we are to be awkward bystanders as the mercurial waves of this unusual relationship unfolds. Since we have no official rights until our birth mother signs the relinquishment forms, we are just supposed to support her and wait patiently in the corner.Probably the scariest thing for all adoptive parents is the chance that the mother will change her mind after giving birth. They say it's rare, but it does happen. As much as we want the baby, we have to be respectful of her role as the biological mom. I know it will probably be the most difficult moment in her life and also probably the happiest in ours so Hospital Day will definitely be emotionally charged.

1 comment:

anna said...

good luck wendell!