Yes, I know mothers originally chose to mark this day. Their choice, their reasons, their day.
That’s not what this post is about…
For adoption agencies like Bethany to co-opt it and then do this? I find it offensive and in very poor taste. All week long I have seen the tweets, the video e-cards they want adoptive parents and adoptees to send to their “Birthmothers”.
Really, a generic video e-card on the day before Mothers Day? That’s the best you can come up with? The one you want adoptees to send to their “Birthmothers” which is not of the adoptee, but strangers reading scripts. Imagine, a mother receiving a video e-card from her daughter – expecting to see her daughter on the video, and instead it is generic strangers telling her how wonderful adoption is. I really have no words to describe how horrifying I find this practice.
Why couldn’t you have promoted that all Mothers deserve to be recognised on Mothers Day? That we should always honor both Mothers? That we should go out and get an honest to goodness real card. You know the one you take the time to go to the store, then take the time to read many different cards, pick the one that fits what you want to say, then take the time to write a note or include a letter. Which you include with the gift you either hand-deliver, or have delivered ON MOTHERS DAY that is the day for ALL MOTHERS.
Why would you do this?