I'm meeting my birth mom whom I've had no contact with my entire life on 12/16. We're meeting at the adoption agency; she's bringing her husband & I'm bringing mine. Over the summer I received 16 bday cards (all but 9 years of my life) and a letter that she wrote the day after they took me away. I'm nervous but I'm meeting her the week after finals so I haven't really let myself think about it too much. Any advice? This was kind of sprung on me and I wasn't sure I was 100% ready but what kind of preparation do people normally do for this kind of thing?