Just read in the paper where the Saturday before Mother's Day is celebrated as Birth Mother's Day. I read with interest about it and the turmoil that so many young women have gone through when they are unable to keep their babies after finding out they are pregnant and unmarried. There are many reasons that a mother might have to give up her baby, I appreciate the unselfish desire many have for their infants to have a better family situation. I'm thankful to the birth mothers of my four adopted grandchildren who first of all choose to give birth and not abort their babies then placed them for adoption.
My son Daniel and his wife Tina weren't able to have children so the opportunity to adopt first twin girls and then two more boy babies has been a real blessing for all of us. It's made our family complete and enabled me to become a GRANDMOTHER for the first time. Other grandchildren have since joined our family: Hakan son of my oldest son Frank and his wife Nedret, and now an expected little one in December 2009-baby of my youngest son Jeff and his wife Rachel not to mention my husband's 18 grandchildren who are my step grandchildren. This Mother's Day I'll remember those birth mothers and also their loving adoptive parents who couldn't love these children more and have provided a loving home environment to nurture the special spirits that came to our family in a different way.