Monday, May 3, 2010

Birth Mother's Day is May 8th

Every year the Saturday before Mother's Day many birth mothers celebrate what is simply called Birth Mother's Day. It was thought up by a group of Seattle birth mother's in 1990. It was commonly thought, years ago, that birth mothers didn't care about their birthchildren and that adoptees didn't care for their birth mothers either. We now know this not to be true. With the trend of open adoptions becoming more so and favorable that couldn't be further from the truth!

I personally had never heard about Birth Mother's Day until a couple years ago on Facebook. I saw that a couple of my birth mother friends had it posted in their status. It is a truly blessed day that you can celebrate yourself and giving your child life and a family. All around the country there are many organizations that hold gatherings to celebrate birth mothers. I have never been to a gathering or celebrated the day but I encourage other birth mothers to. They can certainly help the healing/grieving heart. It is always better to surround yourself around other women that have been through similar situations. Contact your local adoption agency or support group and find a Birth Mother's Day event/gathering near you.

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