Jill and Shayne adopted Nellie in August of 2007. The family just returned from their second trip visiting Nellie’s birthfamily in Georgia. From Jill:
We just returned from our trip to Georgia to visit our daughter’s birthfamily. It’s our second visit since her birth. Open adoption is amazing. Thank you for being a part of our wonderful story. Here’s all of us:
My husband and I are in the back. We’re from Washington state. Nellie’s birthmother and birthfather are in the back row as well. They have five children between them and then our daughter Nellie. The little girl on the right is their granddaughter from Nellie’s birthfather’s eldest daughter. Our daughter is standing next to her birth mom in purple tucked between her birthbrother and birthsister. We spent a weekend with them and it was more than we could have ever asked for. We’ll see them again in January! We consider them our extended family!
Thank you so much for the update, Jill and Shayne! We are so happy to hear another successful open adoption story.