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Questions to Ask a Potential Birth Mother

For prospective adoptive parents hoping to meet a birth mother, few situations are more anxiety-inducing than their first encounter. Here are some questions to ask — and some to avoid — along with insight as to what she’s thinking.

By Christine Adamec
what to ask a potential birth mother during your first meeting or phone call, and what to avoid.The first meeting or phone call with an expectant mother considering adoption will be one of the more nerve-wracking interactions of your life. Whether you plan to meet in person or over the phone, knowing ahead of time what questions to ask — and not ask — can reduce your anxiety and help you make the most of this opportunity to obtain information. Considering the thoughts a pregnant woman might have before meeting you is also helpful. Many birth mothers share common fears about meeting or talking with prospective adoptive parents. These include:

  • >>They (the adopters) will be smarter than I am, and I might say something stupid.
  • >>They’ll think I’m too fat.

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