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I'm on the left, Andrew is in the middle and my partner Ed is on the right. My partner and I met in October 1993 and have been together ever since. Our son Andrew graced us with his presence on Christmas Eve 2007.

Andrew and his Mommy


Well, we finally were able to connect. We met Andrew's birth mom for the second time on November 23, 2008...the exact date of Andrew's 11 month birthday. We framed two recent 5x7 pictures and gave her a Thanksgiving Day card from Andrew. The card was addressed to "Mommy". Inside the card, we gave her a gift certificate for Safeway (grocery store) and two wallet size pictures of Andrew as well.
Andrew was a bit scared at first, but warmed up to her quickly. The mommy could not keep her eyes off Andrew and she loved playing with him. We are going to meet up again in January, once we return from our trip to the Philippines. We went out for lunch and took some pictures.

8 comments:

Laurel said...

You guys...this makes me teary. It's so beautiful that you are so open to Andrew's Mommy and that you recognize her role in his life and your own. As an adoptee, I think this is just amazing for Andrew, too.

You really are amazing. :o)

Andrew's Daddies said...

Laurel,
Thanks for your kind words. It's an amazing experience..and I can't even explain to you that when the birth mom received the card with the word "Mommy" on the outside of the envelope..how her expression was...I wish I took a picture of that very moment. It was a warm moment for all of us.

Rick & Jean said...

I can't explain to you how much we admire your story. We were not sure about the open adoption approach until we saw your blog. You have taken our fears and transformed them. Thank you so much for helping us make a clear decision

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful story, keep up the good work

Bobby said...

I'm hoping our story will work out as wonderful as yours did!
Happy first turkey day to Andrew!

john said...

Its so nice to see open adoptions work so well. Hope your family have a great thanksgiving.

itsdaddies.plural said...

What a great experience for the four of you... I'm looking forward to your January update :)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING PAUL & ED AND MY BABY ANDREW

HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING. EAT LOTS OF TURKEY AND PUMPKIN PIE.

LOVE GODFATHER ROB

 

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