Yes, Father’s Day was last weekend, but hey, better to write about it late than to never write about it at all!
Of course there was not nearly enough blogging about the importance of birth fathers in celebration of last Sunday’s holiday, but we did find a few lovely tributes to birth fathers. Here are our favorites.
- Elsa is one of our favorite bloggers at BirthMom Buds, and her description of what adoption has been like for her child’s birth father strikes us as an incredibly accurate picture of why some birth parents pull away from adoptive families in the years after placement, and how that can be misunderstood.
- We often read about adoptive mothers’ feelings towards their children’s birth mothers, but it is rare to read a letter from an adoptive father to his child’s birth father. This one is a unique and deeply heartfelt thank-you from one father to another.
- Since we’ve been talking a lot lately about adoptees’ feelings towards their birth parents, this essay by an adoptee about the birth father she has never met is both timely and thought-provoking. As we’ve found in a lot of essays about birth parents, the writer does not seem to feel any anger toward her birth father; she’s just full of “questions I would want to ask him should I ever have the opportunity.” (You can read our other posts on this topic here and here).
How was your Father’s Day? Did you read anything about adoption or birth fathers that you particularly enjoyed?