Celebrating All Kinds of Mothers on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all mothers and the special place they have held in our lives throughout the years. It’s time to recognize Mom for her unconditional love and dedication that has helped shape our lives.

Families are built many ways, and motherhood certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all package. Every one of us has at least one woman who served a part in our being here and/or being raised to the best of their ability. No matter where you are on the journey of motherhood, you are to be celebrated.

For those moms who are waiting to adopt:

We understand the worry mixed with excitement. It may not feel right to celebrate something that has not yet come to fruition. Take time to celebrate your mom, grandmother, mother-in-law or any other mother figure in your life, and find some joy in the fact that you’re on the way to being a mom!

For birth moms and moms making an adoption plan:

We know this day can be difficult as well. Like every other day, it is okay to feel grief for your child on Mother’s Day. Try to remember that all decisions you made during your pregnancy were in the best interest of your child. And that’s what being a parent is all about. You have shown your child courage and unconditional love.

For adoptive moms:

This is a wonderful day for you! Celebrate with your loved ones, and take time to honor your child’s birth mother as well. Even if you are in regular contact with the birth mother, take time to let her know you’re thinking of her on this day. Her loving and courageous act brought you endless joy. For this, you are forever grateful to have many Mother’s Days to celebrate.

For foster moms:

You are to be honored for caring for other mothers’ children when they are unable. You must have a heart big enough to welcome these children into your home for a few days or a few years.  You are a source of comfort and stability to children who may not have known it before. You have to do some of the hardest “mothering” of all.

You all love your children. You are all moms. Happy Mother’s Day!

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