Posts Tagged ‘birth mother’

Social media and searching for birth parents

March 26, 2014

I saw an interesting story in the news today.  Here is a link to the CNN news story.

Katheryn Deprell put a post on Facebook asking people to help her find her birth mother in early March 2014. Within three weeks, she had found and reunited with her birth mother.  It was a happy reunion. They plan to meet again.

This shows the power of social media in a positive way.


It’s funny who you bump into on the street

August 20, 2012

Yesterday we met with Reid’s birth mother for a visit.

It didn’t end really well, as he ended up not feeling himself.

As I was waiting to catch the bus home tonight, she walked by and asked how he was doing.

I said he threw up, and was doing much better.

She said he must have had a concussion, and that made it better.  Wow.

I don’t think I have seen her downtown, at least recently.  Once again, completely random.

Summer meeting with birth mother

August 19, 2012

Being an adoptive parent brings some interesting things to the table.  There are as many different stories involving adoption as there are adopted children.  Our kids have two extremely different stories.

Today was an interesting, and somewhat unique part of how our story is playing out.


It’s a small world after all

May 1, 2012

We went up to the local mall to pick up Reid’s pictures from a couple of weeks ago.

We split up at the food court to get our meals.  Sandra and Tate went to get food.  Reid and I went to take advantage of $1 drinks at McDonald’s.  Not a bad deal.  All you can drink for a dollar.

While I was absently standing in line, I heard someone calling my name.  Reid’s birth mother and her boyfriend were having supper.  I talked to them for a couple of minutes, and said that I had to go and join Sandra and Tate for supper.

They found us in the food court, and we talked for quite a while we were eating our supper.

They were impressed by how much he has grown and started doing different things since we saw them last at Christmas.

It seems somewhat surprising that we bumped into them at the mall.  They live fairly close to the mall, on a main bus route.  We actually live quite close, as well.  We just don’t head up there that often.

We had a good visit with them.  Just under unusual circumstances.

It is fortunate that we have a good relationship, or meetings like this would be really awkward.

After meeting with birth mother

July 16, 2011

We met Reid’s birth mother and her boyfriend at a park downtown tonight.  We picked that location because it was far enough from our home, but close enough for her that we could still have some anonymity.

She lives in our city, and not really far from us.  There is a real possibility that we could run into her in the area, especially in the mall close to our home.

The visit went really well.  She was really glad to see him.  She interacted well with him.  We had good conversation with them.

We really have no concerns with meeting her.  She really is not malicious, she just was not able to parent a child.

When it was left, she was sad to see him go.  We definitely will maintain contact, mostly by e-mail.

The agency hosts a Christmas party for open adoptions.  We’ll see if she shows up.

We explained to Tate that we were seeing Reid’s birth mother.  He asked some questions, and asked if he could see a picture of his birth mother.  Hopefully there will be more information available as he gets older.

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