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Mother’s Day 2010: Benedict bastards and the industry unleashed

Another year gone by.
Regular readers already know why Mother’s Day has a lot of added adoption layers for me personally, but for those unfamiliar with my writings, the condensed version is I’m an adult adoptee black-holed by the Ohio sealed records system, who just happened to be born (apparently, anyway) one Mother’s Day in the [...]

Weekend round up- “Birthmother’s Day”, and A Day without Adoption, & Mother’s Day and My Day

So this is the second Mother’s Day since I began blogging about adoption.
I’ve already said pretty much everything I needed to say in last year’s,
Mothers’ Day and my day
Since I first wrote that piece, it’s been another year of ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same.’
May 10th, 2009 marks another year of [...]

Mothers’ Day and my day

Having not one, but (at least) two, this is their day. (It’s also just another Sunday.)
But it’s more than that.
I wrote yesterday about how today is all too often painful for many different kinds of Mothers for many different reasons.
What I didn’t mention though, are a particular subset of (Original) Mothers, those who for good [...]

“Birthmother’s Day” and a Day without Adoption

The Saturday in May prior to Mother’s Day on Sunday has been designated “Birthmother’s Day,” apparently begun in 1990 by a group of Seattle self described Birthmothers who felt it was important to cleave a day of their own off from “(normal) Mother’s day” in recognition of how that second Sunday in May tends [...]