Did you know that there’s a holiday especially for birth mothers? Each year, the day before Mother’s Day is recognized as Birth Mother’s Day, honoring women who chose adoption for their child. Understandably, the day can bring up a wide range of emotions.
While we celebrate all moms for Mother’s Day, the day before is set aside to honor and remember Birth Mothers. To all of the Birth Mothers: May you find comfort and peace-of-heart this weekend. You are truly PRECIOUS and so loved! From where we stand, we know how many adoptive families count a Birth Mother in their blessings. There are no perfect words to lift up the brave and beautiful women who lovingly choose adoption for a child, but we recognize you today.
After all, for many mothers, there’d be no “Mother’s Day” without a Birth Mother’s Day! Know that we’re praying special blessings for you this Birth Mother’s Day. Here are some inspirational adoption quotes from birth mothers that may help you on this holiday:
“A birth mother always puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.”
“Elijah’s adoptive mother is such a blessing to me. Knowing that my son is safe and loved is all I ever wanted but I did not expect the bond that she and I would share as Mothers of our beautiful baby boy. I wouldn’t want to share my son with anyone else but her! Thank you again for bringing his adoptive parents in my life. They have turned my pain, and worry into joy and peace with my decision.”
-a Lifetime birth mother in California
“It makes me so extremely happy seeing the adoptive mom I chose with my son. She’s a great mother and I’d never ever change it for the world. If it could have been different…I try to think about the ways I could have made it work but I still know in my heart I did the right and best thing for him. If not for Lifetime, his adoptive mom, and all the support I think I’d have been a bigger mess.”
-a Lifetime birth mother
“Making an adoption plan for my son is easily the best decision I have ever made. Never in my life will I regret choosing to endure the nine months to give my baby boy to a loving couple who cannot have children of their own. Through the adoption process, I have been so incredibly blessed and I feel overjoyed knowing I gave life to a family who could not make it themselves. We all have something to be thankful for…for me, it’s a new family.”
-Chloe, a birth mother who made an adoption plan through Lifetime
“The reason I decided on adoption for my son was wanting more for him. Love was the most important of the reasons. I just wanted to make sure that he would be LOVED. I knew that I could have given him all the love he needed, but that was probably all I could have given him. The parents he is with have much more and that has allowed me peace in my decision.”
Would you like to hear more stories like these? Let a birth mother tell you in her own words. Click here to watch videos of birth mothers sharing their adoption stories!
Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., is nationally recognized as an expert on open adoption. A Certiﬁed Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P.), Caldwell is the founder of Lifetime Adoption Center, established in 1986. She has assisted in over 2,000 successful adoptions and was one of the ﬁrst adoption professionals on the Internet.
Caldwell’s life work is dedicated to educating and helping birth parents find the right adoptive parents for their child. She spreads the word about modern adoption through speaking appearances, webinars, online resources, and as a podcast show host.
She has written several award-winning books, including So I Was Thinking About Adoption, the first book of its kind. There are many reasons women choose adoption, and this short book is a comprehensive resource to make the best plan for you and your baby. Caldwell wrote So I Was Thinking About Adoption as a handy guide to the details of the adoption process.
Caldwell has made over 150 media appearances, including ABC News, CBS News, Larry King Live, CNN Headline News, NBC’s The Today Show, CNN’s The Campbell Brown Show, NBC News, KGO Newstalk Radio, CNN’s Black in America II, MSNBC, Fox, PBS, BBC, and Dr. Laura.