Thursday, April 12, 2012

Re-Skinning the Cat: Another Invertview

I had the pleasure, and surprise, of being interviewed last week. Unlike the Open Adoption Interview Project, this time around the request was spontaneous. It was quite a pleasant way to pass part of my Saturday afternoon, and I had the chance to chat with another seriously involved father.

Lawrence, at America Adopts, is an adoptive father who put together a website to help prospective birth parents and hopeful adoptive parents connect, find resources for support, and get information about adoption and how to do it well.

The interview was cordial, and actually rather fun. We talked about many aspects of open adoption, gender roles, personal experience, and social bias. I suggest hopping over there and taking a look at what's going on.


  1. Loved your interview! Thanks for sharing.

  2. great interview! I hope it's shared widely.

    love what you said about the first meeting, about power and control. once our daughter's birth mother made her decision to place, we really wanted to engage her birth father so we could establish that connection beforehand, to treat him with respect, to explain why we felt he was important, to give him some power in the situation and a role in our daughter's life.


What do you think? I'm curious.