Meeting expectant parents considering adoption is nerve-wracking, especially when you’re doing it for the first time.
In fact, it may be the most stressful part of the entire networking process–and given how challenging adopting a baby through open adoption can be, that’s saying a lot!
After everything you’ve gone through to get to this stage —the mountains of red tape, the endless meetings with your social worker, the hours you’ve spent creating your profile and getting it out there— the last thing you want to do is to throw it all away by making a bad first impression with the woman or couple who could be the parents of your future child.
But let’s face it, it won’t be easy. No first meeting is. And when the stakes are this high, it’s hard not to feel anxious.