Bithmothers and Mother’s Day
Regardless of what type of adoption you are in: international or domestic, as adoptive mother’s our lives are forever entangled with our children’s birthmothers. Your child’s birthmother made a difficult choice that has given you a child to love forever. Without her, many of us would not be mothers. I am humbled and at the strength of these courageous women who gave their child the gift of life knowing that they could not parent their child.
Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for birthmothers. While celebrating your own motherhood on May 10, take a moment to show your child’s birthmother that you remember her: Light a candle, say a prayer, send her a note, and if your children are old enough to participate include them in the process.