Open Adoption Roundtable #31: Being Scared

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. You don’t need to be listed at Open Adoption Bloggers to participate or even be in a traditional open adoption. If you’re thinking about openness in adoption, you have a place at the table. The prompts are meant to be starting points–please feel free to adapt or expand on them.

Write a response at your blog–linking back here so your readers can browse other participating blogs–and share your post in the comments here. Using a previously published post is fine; I’d appreciate it if you’d add a link back to the roundtable. If you don’t blog, you can always leave your thoughts directly in the comments.

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought this prompt would fit right in:

Write about open adoption and being scared.

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The responses, so far:

Red (first parent) @ One More Day
Monika (first parent) @ Monika’s Musings
Coley (first parent) @ Living the Bittersweet Life
Racilous (first parent) @ Adoption in the City
Kel (adoptive parent) @ From You to Me to Family of Three
Meg (pre-adoptive parent) @ God Will Fill This Nest
Danielle (first parent) @ Another Version of Mother
KatjaMichelle (first parent) @ Therapy is Expensive
Rebecca Hawkes (adoptive parent) @ Love Is Not a Pie
Geochick (adoptive parent) @ An Engineer Becomes a Mom
Dana (pre-adoptive parent) @ Life Unexpected
Jenna (first parent) @ The Chronicles of Munchkin Land
Susiebook (first parent) @ Endure for a Night
My name is Andy (adoptive parent) @ Today’s the Day!
I Was Anne (adoptive parent) @ Tears and/of Joy
Barb (first parent) @ Sideshow Barb
K (first parent) @ 100 Letters to You
Amber (adoptive parent) and Ashley (first parent) @ Bumber’s Bumblings
gstf344 (adoptive parent) @ Noah’s Ark
Spyderkl (adoptive parent) @ The Spinning Goth
Deborah (first parent) @ A Birthmother’s Love
TTABaby (pre-adoptive parent) @ TTABaby
Sheeps Eating Me (adoptive parent) @ Sheeps Eating Me
Meghann (adoptive parent) @ Everyday Miracles
Robyn (adoptive parent) @ The Chittister Children
Ashley (adoptive parent) @ Modern Mommy Magic
T (first parent) @ A Month of Awareness
Cat (adoptive parent) @ Cat’s Litterbox

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