When I think of Birth Mother’s Day coming up on May 13, the day before Mother’s day, the word “Hero” comes to mind. It’s appropriate for myself, as an adoptive parent, that Birth Mother’s Day should come before Mother’s Day. You see, had someone not made the choice to give me the privilege to parent my precious daughters, I would never had enjoyed celebrating a Mother’s Day at all. I found various definitions for the word “Hero” in the dictionary and I found three words that mostly describe how I think of any birth mother that chooses to place her child for adoption.
The words that stood out to me are Brave, Strong and Courageous. After many years of working along side birth mothers through their adoption journey, I have to say that I have found that those words apply not only to my children’s birth mother, but to every single woman who has chosen adoption for their child.
No matter the circumstances of a birth mom’s situation, I have personally witnessed the making of a selfless choice by each of these women time and time again. A birth mom’s choosing to put her own feelings and needs aside and put their baby’s first, is truly like witnessing the strength of a modern day hero.
Every adoption begins with a birth mother’s choice to place their child for adoption. This year on Birth Mother’s Day, I would like to honor each woman that I have had the privilege of working with over the years and remind them that they are indeed heroes. I would love to hear from any of you and know how you are doing, so please give us a call if you can. I have something I would love to send to you.