Written by Sara Nolette, CHOICES Coordinator

Mother’s Day, as well as other holidays, can be a challenging day for mothers (and fathers) in waiting. We want to honor you, Moms and Dads “in waiting.”  We are here with you along your journey.

We also want to honor our expectant and birth mothers. So often when I share what I do with people outside of adoption world,  I hear the words, “she is giving up her baby.” No, dear Friends, she is not “giving up her baby.”  She is making the most important parenting decision she will make in her baby’s life.  She is demonstrating the greatest act of love. She is putting herself aside and making a decision for her baby to join a family who she believes can offer her child a better life, the best life.  What a beautiful love story.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mothers – those who are in waiting, those who are expecting, those who have delivered, and those who are parenting.

 “Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”

―Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm