How did the first contact happen between you and the adoptive parents? What were you thinking and how did you feel?

AMY SCHUMAKER

The first contact was done through the agency that I was dealing with. What happened was I read through a book of Dear Birthmother letters and I picked out my top 3 and narrowed it down to my top pick, once I had that top pick I had called the agency and let them know that I had chosen a family. Then what happened is, they contacted the family and let them know that I wanted to meet with them in person and to find a common time that would work for everybody. This was before Skype or Google Hangout was very open and stuff because it was almost 12 years ago. So we met in person because it was just easier for everybody.

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