Happy Birth Mother’s Day!

By Sylvie Christen

Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we believe in celebrating birth mothers every day. Yet, Saturday, May 13, is extra special because it is National Birth Mother’s Day! Many people aren’t even aware that it exists. However, this May, we celebrate the selfless women who choose to give up their child for adoptionIf you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and need help in creating an adoption plan, please, contact us today! We are available 24/7 for assistance with adoption in Colorado and beyond. 

If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.

What is Birth Mother’s Day?

Of course, everyone has a birth mother. Most people celebrate their moms on the second Sunday of May, but Birth Mother’s Day was created for families who look a little different. Families who came together via adoption agencies. Specifically, it celebrates the women who made the courageous choice to place a child for adoption. 

History of Birth Mother’s Day

The holiday was first celebrated by a group of women in Seattle in 1990. These women, led by Mary Jean Wolch-Marsh, wanted to create a day to recognize and uplift one another. Back then, adoption was not as widely accepted as it is now. Many women faced shaming from a public that did not acknowledge their bravery. Today, more people are aware of the adoption process and educated on its benefits. Birth mothers, families, and children all over the world can connect either online or in person and bond over shared experiences.    

What is the Purpose of Celebrating Birth Mothers on this Day?

Unfortunately, adoption today is not as normalized as it should be. Many women still are looked down upon for giving up their babies for adoption and told they are “giving up.” The aim of Birth Mother’s Day is both to strengthen bonds between families and to educate the public. Even if they are not involved in your family, birth mothers have provided an immense sacrifice and are worthy of celebrating. 

Ideas For Celebrating Birth Mother’s Day

There is no wrong way to celebrate this holiday! If this is your first time experiencing the adoption process, your first Birth Mother’s Day can be an exciting time. 

  • Keep in touch. If you choose an open or semi-open adoption, you know the importance of staying in contact with the adoptive family. Consider asking the adoptive family for a video or photo, and you can send one back! 
  • Send a gift. A card or some flowers are always appreciated. You could also hand-make a gift for your favorite birth mother or cook them a meal.  
  • Plan a visit. This can be a good opportunity if your adoption plan permits it. 
  • Offer support. Send some words of encouragement to any adoptees you know or anyone going through the adoption process. It is a simple way to let them know you’re there for them! 
  • Experience your emotions. The month of May can be a difficult time for all mothers. It is more important than ever to talk about your feelings with your loved ones. Adoption Choices of Colorado offers free counseling for birth mothers and access to peer support groups. 
  • Spend time together. Share this day with your family, adopted and not. 
  • Have open conversations. Speaking candidly about your adoption story helps erase the stigma for everyone and reminds struggling birth mothers that they are not alone. 

Birth Mother’s Day Complications

Of course, like any aspect of adoption, Birth Mother’s Day can be a sensitive topic. Many people had a closed adoption and do not know the identity of their birth mother. It is important to recognize all experiences are different and to be respectful when discussing adoption, especially with children. 

Find Security With a Licensed Agency

As your local Colorado adoption experts, we know that giving up a baby for adoption is a hard decision. This is why we pride ourselves on offering the best support to birth mothers and families. Our adoption specialists can assist you in making an adoption plan that covers all your needs and wants. We offer financial support for birth mothers as well as free counseling and legal help.

For more information, contact us today! Our licensed, compassionate Colorado adoption  professionals are ready to help.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.


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