5 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Meeting Your Birth Parents

What to prepare when meeting your birth parents, regardless of the situation.

Tom Andriola February 11, 2017

I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to meet both of my biological parents at separate times in my life. I was 26 when I first found my birth mother in Aug. 1997, and she was interested in meeting me a few weeks later! I didn’t track my birth father down until several years later, in February 2011, when I was almost 40 and he chose to meet with me reluctantly. While these were two completely different scenarios, which took place during two very different times in my life, there are some things I would recommend to adoptees who are preparing to meet their birth parents, regardless of the situation.


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Tom Andriola

Tom Andriola advocates for adoptee rights and shares his personal experiences about being adopted and his successful, independent search for both biological parents. To see more of his writing, visit Tom's Facebook page.

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