Did you know that National Birth Mother’s Day is celebrated each year, on the day before Mother’s Day? This holiday isn’t well known or heard about in the news, but it’s a very important day for those who have been touched by adoption. Tomorrow is National Birth Mother’s Day, and Lifetime would like to recognize and honor birth mothers everywhere. We’re praying for special blessings for you on this and every day!
The birth mother’s holiday was created in 1990 when a group of birth mothers got together and set aside a special day. They wished to educate other birth moms, to remember, and to provide coping tips to other birth moms. At Lifetime, we recognize our birth mothers on this day; they are special to us. After all, for many women, there wouldn’t be a Mother’s Day without a Birth Mother’s Day!
If you find Mother’s Day to be a painful holiday, maybe you could spend Birth Mother’s Day doing some journaling or self-reflection. Remember why you made the choice of adoption, and the great life you’ve provided for your child. Not only that, your decision created happy parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunt, uncles, and cousins. It may be hard to remember all this positive stuff. But understand that there’s an entire family loves what you’ve done for them.
At Lifetime we know what you’ve gone through, and that you might not feel like celebrating National Birth Mother’s Day.
If you need someone to talk to, just call or text Lifetime at
1-800-923-6784, and you’ll be connected to one of our caring Adoption Coordinators.
As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.