Hi there – I'm Laura. I'm a new Adoption Counselor at Adoptions Together. I'll be taking Jen's–the previous blogger's–place. I'm excited to continue this blog. It looks like there've been some pretty neat blog postings, some uplifting thoughts, and some heartbreaking stories. I'd love to read more of your thoughts (on blog, or non-blog related, topics). And, what I want to write about today is…
Did you know that there is a Birthmother's Day?
A group of birthmothers created it in Seattle in 1990. The point of Birthmother’s day? To recognize, celebrate, and honor birthmothers, and the difficult but often sacrificial choices they made.
Birthmother's day is celebrated every year on the Saturday before Mother’s Day — to alleviate some of the common feelings of pain surrounding Mother's Day. So what do you think of this day? I realize it's a little late to post this (since the day has passed), but how would you celebrate this day next year?
Want to read about the founders of Birthmother’s Day? Read their story here: http://www.birthmombuds.com/founders.htm