Everyone at Friends in Adoption sends our love to all the amazing FIA alumni birth mothers with whom we have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with through the years!
Saturday, May 9th, is Birth Mother’s Day. This special holiday was created by Seattle area birth mother Mary Jean Wolch-March back in 1990 to honor women who have placed children for adoption to be raised by adoptive parents. Celebrating birth mothers, also known as first mothers, helps to educate others. Especially on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, we wish to celebrate all birth moms, as well as remember those who may feel forgotten or to help first mothers cope with feelings of loss. We celebrate birth parents who have chosen to have closed adoptions, as well as the many birth parents who are in healthy open adoptions and who are able to see their child in the context of the larger, forever adoptive family setting through post-adoptive contact.
Please do your part in educating others on showing kindness, respect and honor to those who have made the difficult decision, theirs alone to make, to lovingly place their child with adoptive parents.