"I made the best decision for my child that I could make at the time. Even though my decision was to allow someone else to parent my child, it doesn't make me any less of a mother." -Courtney, Birth Mom
Here are some practical ways you can honor birth moms this Mother's Day Weekend — and beyond
"I hope that people hear and understand that birth mothers have a unique role in their child’s life that may look very different, but isn’t less than other mothers." -Jennifer, Birth Mom
Share This Message
Save any of the graphics below and share on your social media of choice
"This is an inclusive statement — not a scary or threatening one. It honors the choice of life, the love that still thrives, and the hope for good in our children's lives." -Michelle, Birth Mom
Give a Gift or Send a Thoughtful Card
(around Mother's Day, birthdays, holidays or just because)
Here are some gift ideas from the BraveLove Shop:
"Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. Many mothers have children living in their homes. Many only have babies in heaven. For Birth Mothers, our biggest blessing is also our biggest loss. But uniquely this loss was a choice..." -Stephanie, Birth Mom
Events Just for Birth Moms
Refer a birth mom to an in-person event that's only for birth moms.
BraveLove is hosting 8 gatherings around the country on Saturday, May 8th.
Learn more about these brunches, lunches, and dinners. It's not too late to register!
There's also a Zoom Party (virtual event) on Saturday, May 8th at 4pm CST. Any birth mom is welcome. Get the details here.
Check out BraveLove's event calendar for other birth-mom-related events happening around the country.
"The emotions are still there. The nurturing, the longing, the worry, all of those feelings mothers have with children in their arms are still present. So, just a little compassion every now and again is nice to have. Not pity, but love." -Ashley, Birth Mom
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If you're a birth mom and you've been honored in a thoughtful way, tell us! We'd love to hear so we can share those ideas.