So, my daughter wants to meet me. (with wedding pics 5/7/11



  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I just saw the pictures. My goodness, you could be twins! Congrats!
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Amazing picture! thanks for sharing
  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Posts: 6,343Registered Users
    She is so pretty and looks so happy (and I love her outfit!)

    I'm so glad things have gone so great for you two. I actually met-up with a childhood friend recently who was adopted and was wondering if she ever met her biological parents.
  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    Gah! She looks like Amy Adams.
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  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    In case that sounded bad, I think Amy is one smoking hot redhead!
    I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
  • frxncrlsfrxncrls Posts: 252Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I also found out about siblings I had later in life so I relate to meeting family I didn't know and seeing similarities and such.

    But more importantly, I work with birth mothers in the adoption process so reading all of this has brought lots of tears.... so good to read about good experiences! One girl I am working with is really struggling with giving up her baby (in June) and these stories are so powerful. Thank you for sharing all of it! It's inspiring me in may ways...
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So, I'm back. It was super great. No time for a big post right now, but I wanted to post a few pics. :)

    Me and the BF


    The happy couple, me and the birth father. It was happily non-awkward.


    Me and my daughter sharing a hug *sniff*


    And from the front


    The happy couple in the front. From L to R
    Me, the birth father's stepfather, the biological father, my dad, my mom, and the mother of the biological father. What an odd sentence. Sorry about that.


    The professional pics should be ready in about two weeks. :)
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    That's fabulous. How cool that the bio-father was there too...and it wasn't awkward. Y'all are such grown-ups.

    You and the bride looked beautiful. You really carried off that dress.
  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    Wow. How wonderful that all of you could be there to share her day, and better yet that no one was uncomfortable! You look great and your daughter looks beautiful. I love the photo of the two of you. You can really see the resemblance!
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    RCW, I thought of you while getting dressed, lol. I thought of those bra friendly dresses you posted in the spring dress thread.

    I'm glad that all of the bio family was there to share. I really like the bio fathers wife, so we chatted quite a bit. With both bio families, her family and his family there, it worked out well. No awkardness. Answering lots of questions from those who had never met me, but it was all friendly.

    She has turned out to be a great young woman, and I'm proud of her, small as my accomplishment was. Her parents did a good job raising her.

    She told me I should be a grandma in 5 years, lol.

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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    You two look so alike in that photo! And beautiful.
    I have to say I love the pic of the back of your head. :lol: Your hair looks great. And yep, that color really works for you.
    Also: so that's the boyfriend! :p
    Gorgeous pics. If I didn't know, I wouldn't think you were her mother. ;)
  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Beautiful! Very sweet story. I love that you and your daughter have become close. I especially love the picture of you and her together. You look great, RCC!
  • kenzie!kenzie! Posts: 5,055Registered Users
    Gorgeous! I love her dress!! That's far more train than I could handle without tripping over. I admire her skillz. :D

    It's great that you guys found each other and that you're close now. And you look just alike!--same nose, same eyes, and the same smile. It's adorable. (although I can't believe you're her mother. You look too young for that!)
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  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You both looked beautiful, and you were rocking that dress! You look about 25! She should thank you for those genes--they'll come in handy later!

    Your daughter made an absolutely gorgeous bride.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    You both looked gorgeous - she is definitely your daughter!

    And the dress turned out fabulous... I love the accessories!

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Saria, my mom snapped a pic of the back of my head. Good thing too since she fixed my dress in the back too.


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  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    This is really a great and inspiring story (it's like a Lifetime movie, but better!). You, in particular, are inspirational.

    You look great in the dress, and your daughter looks beautiful. I love her dress and how simple her veil is! You and your boyfriend both look under 30, like you could be at your graduation in that particular picture, actually.

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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,391Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Aw, congrats to both of you!
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    fargin fantabulous! look fabu!

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  • NessyNessy Posts: 788Registered Users
    When I saw the first pic of you and your BF, I thought to myself "why isn't her daughter wearing a wedding dress?". Then I realized it was you! You look young! (I don't mean that as an insult - you look fabulous).

    Very great photos! You both look lovely.
  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    congratulations to your daughter RCC!(im dreading the day)
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Your daughter made a beautiful bride. Both of you looked gorgeous! And that picture of the two of you hugging made me get a little teary. :(
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I am so incredibly happy for you and her!

    You both look beautiful and could absolutely be sisters. What a happy day!!


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  • RRRR Posts: 147Registered Users
    You both looked absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the pictures and your story with us. Very special and very moving.
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    RCC, it looks like those beautiful styles one sees in renaissance films.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Nessy wrote: »
    When I saw the first pic of you and your BF, I thought to myself "why isn't her daughter wearing a wedding dress?". Then I realized it was you! You look young! (I don't mean that as an insult - you look fabulous).

    Very great photos! You both look lovely.
    lol...I thought the same thing! You got some good genes, mama!

    Nessy wrote: »
    Very great photos! You both look lovely.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users Curl Novice
    Beautiful pics! You and your daughter look like sisters. :) She was such a beautiful bride, and you looked gorgeous, too (love, love, LOVE your hair!).
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    What wonderful pictures! I love them all, but especially the one of the two of you embracing.

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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,169Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Beautiful photo's, so nice that you all could be there and without any awkwardness. You must be very special people to be able to do that. Congratulations all round.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    RCC your daughter looked beautiful! You look like her sister for goodness sakes. Thank you for sharing this.

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