Birthmother’s Day

May 12, 2007 at 7:51 am (adopting, adoption, adoption reform, birthmother, birthparents, first mother, justice)

I wasn’t going to blog about this since it makes me want to puke. However, after reading a ton of sappy posts on the subject I feel the need.

For those that don’t know Birthmother’s day is celebrated the day before Mother’s Day. From what I have read it was started by first mothers.

I find this holiday utterly sickening. First mothers are mothers period. Why is it necessary to further separate them from their motherhood? Why can’t all mothers be celebrated on the same day?

I will not acknowledge this stupid insensitive day until adoptive mothers are forced to celebrate on a separate day. How would adoptive mothers feel if they were only to be honored on Adoptive Mother’s Day? I bet there would be hell to pay.

We could further seperate things and have Mother’s by C section day. Surogate’s Day. How about Donor Day? We could take the entire month of May and divide it up so each kind of mother has their own day. Or we could use our brains and honor ALL mothers on Mother’s Day.

If I receive any birthmother’s day cards (which I had better not) I will post the pictures of their burning next week



  1. Michelle said,

    I thought it was a nice way to honor mothers who had placed and make sure they didn’t feel left out. I never thought of as what you posted – a way to ssort and label people even more, but you are right. Mothers are mothers.

  2. HeatherRainbow said,

    You are a mother, and you are more than the woman who gave birth to your daughter. You are her mother. And, we have to be brave and strong, in order to still be alive. We have to be. ((hugs))

    Blessed Mother’s Day. I can’t call it happy any more.

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