Honoring Birth Mothers

Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for all members of the adoption triad. It can be especially painful for woman who had made an adoption plan. In recognition of the loving decision these courageous women have made, we encourage you to remember your child’s birth mother on Mother’s Day or Birth Mother’s Day.

Birth Mother’s Day was created in 1990 by a group of Seattle, Washington birth mothers. It is celebrated on the Saturday before Mother’s Day in recognition that Mother’s Day is one of the most painful days of the year for birth mothers, second only to the birthday of their children who have been adopted.

What ever day you chose to honor your child’s birth mother is a matter of personal choice. What’s most important is that you honor your child’s birth mother. Kathryn Coreil, Maternity Social Worker, will talk about ways to honor your child’s birth mother, on Faith In Action. Check the link below for airtimes.


Some Ways to Honor Your Child’s Birth Mother:

  • Light a candle and say a prayer for her
  • Donate a book about adoption to your child’s school library
  • Plant a tree
  • Make a donation in her honor
  • Send a thank you card and enclose photos