First and foremost, I am their Mother.
Rather than dwell on the negatives, focus on the positives. Think about where you were at this time last year and how far you’ve come since then.
Mother’s Day takes on extra meaning for us this year as we are active in our adoption journey.
We did it. You did it. She is the best thing you ever did. He is the best decision you ever made. I am so proud of you, and I will always, always think of you and miss you.
I don’t think anyone can understand the emotions one goes through when signing the relinquishment papers.
When the priest asked all of the mothers to stand up, I did. But I also remember the ones who can’t.
What’s the proper etiquette to acknowledge a birthmother on Mother’s Day?
Birthmother’s Day means I will take a moment out of my day to not only grieve but celebrate my role in my birth daughter’s life.
I do not need my own day of celebration.
As a friend and a family member, sometimes the best gift you can give to a woman who has lost is the permission to grieve.