When you hear about an adopted child’s birth mother, you don’t know the story as to why the birth mother had to give up the child. Therefore, they receive a lot of unfair judgment. There are so many factors as to why a mother would have to make such a bold sacrifice, and the day to honor them is on National Birth Mother’s Day.
May 9th is the day to honor birth mothers around on National Birth Mother’s Day. The day falls on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, and you may think of a birth mother as selfish and cruel to send her baby away to an unknown family. However, a mother who makes the hard and heartbreaking decision to give up her baby for adoption is anything but selfish. She is selfless, loving, and smart. She knows she cannot give her baby a good upbringing, and giving up her baby to a good family is an act of love.
You have to remember that one birth mother’s story for giving up her baby is just one mother’s story. Each situation where that happens is a personal experience. You can also see the day as a celebration of life as the mother who brought the baby into the world may not be the one to raise the child, but she created a life. And she did so many wonderful things by giving her child up, knowing that she could not be the one to raise the child. Not only did she give her child the opportunity to be raised by a loving family, but she gave the family a gift of life.
The History Of National Birth Mother’s Day
A woman who gave her child up for adoption named Mary Jean Wolch-Marsh established National Birth Mother’s Day in 1990 and wanted the day to fall on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. She knows what sacrifices that birth mothers make, and they end up receiving plenty of judgment for giving up their children instead of compassion and admiration for doing such a loving and selfless act. It is far worse to know that you are a mother who is not fit and does not have the resources to raise a child than to give the child to a family who can.
How To Observe National Birth Mother’s Day
It is a good day to educate yourself about the adoption process, and if you know of a woman who gave her child up for adoption, show her love and compassion. If you happen to be a birth mother, know that you did a loving thing despite what others say. And if it is you, you can share your story (if you like) on social media and use #NationalBirthMothersDay in the post.
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