While Justin said there was “this super excitement,” he also wondered what this experience might be like from the adoptive parents’ perspective.
“I could feel a little bit of kind of like, ‘What do we do?’ from his parents, you know, as we’re leaving,” he shared. “I also have, like, a really fun family. You know, my brothers are really, really exciting; my sisters are adorable and fun. So, it was kind of like this big, fun experience. And as we left, I kind of thought about it. I was like, ‘That’s got to be also hard for his parents.’ ‘What does Justin want from our son?'”
So after the get-together, Justin called Tyler’s mom. “I said, ‘Hey look, that was the most beautiful experience ever. I love it more than anything. I want you to know that I’m here to be whatever he needs, but I’m not stepping into your guys’ world,'” he said. “I was like, ‘If he wants a relationship with me, I’m all about it. But I’m not going to step any boundaries. I need it to be on your guys’ terms. Like, you guys reach out to me.’ And she loved that.”