Navigating the sea of communication can feel like treading unknown waters between hopeful adoptive parents and expectant mothers. The initial phone call can seem scary at first, but also exciting. The same feelings someone feels when preparing for a job interview or giving a speech can induce the same type of emotional anxiety when it comes to communication. Leaving nothing important unsaid not being afraid to show emotions are necessary.
Instead of harboring emotions inward, both the expectant mother and the hopeful adoptive parents should instead act on those emptions and see where their honesty leads the conversation. Expectant mothers and hopeful adoptive parents shouldn’t hesitate to say something important out of fear for becoming emotional, especially when they admire someone or are proud of what they do or have accomplished. Instead of allowing emotions to get involved, we encourage parties not to miss an opportunity to say what it is they wish to communicate.
The hard truth about open communication is once someone becomes vulnerable to open up about their private thoughts, feelings, wishes and desires to someone else, the dynamic of the relationship then changes. Open and honest communication within a personal connection between expectant mothers and hopeful adoptive parents is vital to the relationship, however it takes courage and taking risks. Part of the risks involved include becoming emotional or upsetting someone’s feelings, however, if parties remain open and considerate and are able to push past the initial worries then the relationship can transform into something spectacular. Something seemingly so simple could generate such an impactful change as truth becomes the shortest distance between two people. Silence creates distance whereas truth creates connections. Don’t let fear drown you, say what’s on your heart and mind; you may feel like your sinking, but you will soon realize you are actually swimming, together.