This Sunday, May 13, 2012, most everyone will be celebrating Mother’s Day. Maybe you are a mother yourself or you will be honoring your mother on this very special holiday. What most people don’t realize is that the day before on Saturday, May 12, 2012 there will be birthmothers everywhere that have lovingly placed their children for adoption who will be remembering and honoring their children. Birthmother’s Day is not on our calendars and most people don’t even know that this day exists. It was started by a group of Seattle birthmothers and the first gathering was in 1990. This day has been going on for quite some time yet it is not a day known by many. If you have adopted a child or if you have placed a child or are an adoption professional, you may know about this very special day or you may not. Hopefully this blog post will reach many people and there will be more awareness for Birthmother’s Day this Saturday and in the future.
So as you honor your mother and the women in your life this Sunday, please take some time on Saturday to honor your biological mother and all the other mothers who have sacrificed their own feelings and with an abundance amount of love have allowed so many other women to celebrate Mother’s Day. Honor her on Saturday in some way by sending a note or pictures and if you no longer have contact with your child’s biological mother then honor her by taking out your child’s Lifebook or pictures and talking about her with your child. I want to take this time to personally thank all of the birthmothers who have placed through our agency for your unselfishness and love that you gave to your child. I know I can speak for our staff and our adoptive families when I sincerely say Thank You! Happy Birthmother’s Day from all of us at Family to Family!