Each year, New Life Adoptions hosts a Birth Mother Brunch on National Birth Mother Day, the day before Mother’s Day. This event honors birth moms for their sacrificial, loving decision to place their child(ren) for adoption – to celebrate each unique story of adoption.
Support From Those Who “Get It”
While our goal is to celebrate birth mothers, we understand there are times that birth mothers may feel alone, forgotten, or misunderstood. Our theme this year is:
You are not alone.
You are seen.
You are understood.
We want to highlight the unique benefits of receiving support from other birth mothers. As adoption professionals, we know that birth mothers have a unique experience that they can share with each other. While we can offer support, we can’t “get it” in the same way other birth moms do. Connecting with other birth moms fits this theme: You are not alone; others have walked this road before and beside you. You are seen; others see you and your experience. You are understood, deeply, by those who have placed their child, too.
Ways To Connect
If you’re looking for ways to connect with other birth moms who “get it”, we hope you’ll attend our Birth Mother Brunch on Saturday, May 7, 2022. We will hear a couple of birth moms share their stories on how they found community, support, and solidarity from other birth moms. You can connect with others in many ways and hearing about others’ journey, which may also include sharing your story. There are opportunities through New Life Adoptions as well as location organizations like Bellis and national organizations like BraveLove.
Bellis is a non-profit organization in Minnesota whose mission is “to be an empowering voice for adoption that connects, inspires and transforms.” Their vision is “a world where everyone with an adoption story belongs and has a voice” (www.mybellis.org/vision-mission-values). You have that voice! We encourage you to find a community of birth moms; whether you’ve shared your story one hundred times or for the first time, there is a community of birth moms to support you and remind you that you are not alone.
Brave Love is a national organization and their mission is “to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative, and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family through adoption” (www.bravelove.org/about).
Support Like No Other
Birth mothers often share that connecting with other birth moms has played an important, positive role in their grieving and helped them come to a healthy view of their experience. Connecting with others who get it has a dual benefit. It’s healing for you to know you are heard and seen. Likewise, it’s healing for those you connect with to know they are not alone, and they are understood. The staff at New Life Adoptions is committed to helping you find a community of birth mothers; please reach out to our Post Adoption department for resources.