What is Birth Mother's Day?

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Counseling Director of Independent Adoption Center, explains what Birth Mother's Day is and how it helps give an adopted child a chance to learn more about his birth mother
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What is Birth Mother's Day?

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In the world of adoption, we have something called Birth Mother's Day. It's the day before Mother's Day, and it's a day that families are reminded to sit down and talk about the story of their child's adoption. Life gets crazy and it's, maybe, not something that comes up every day. It's a reminder to sit down, maybe take out a scrapbook, and tell the story of how you became a family. It's a time to allow your child to ask questions because developmentally, as they get older, their questions will be different from year to year. It's a reminder to sit down and talk about it. It sends a message it's not taboo, it's something that you welcome, which is an important part of them being proud of their story. Some families use it as a date to have the visit or make an art project or make a homemade card for the birth mother, maybe do a video chat that day. It's a reminder to talk about this day that we are all very, very proud of the way we became a family. It's important that children grow up feeling like that.

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD Counseling Director of Independent Adoption Center, explains what Birth Mother's Day is and how it helps give an adopted child a chance to learn more about his birth mother

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Jennifer Bliss, PsyD

Founder of Bliss Adoption Services

Dr. Jennifer Bliss has dedicated her career to adoption education and support. She specializes in providing clinical services for all members of the adoption triad, including adoption education/consultation and pre/post adoption relationship support. Throughout her career, Dr. Bliss has been passionate about educating the public on best practices in adoption and the psychology of open adoption. She is also the author of a new book on open adoption, Another Choice: A compassionate Guide to Placing a Child For Adoption.
Dr. Bliss received her BA in Psychology and BS in Education from University of Southern California. She went on to earn her MSW from UCLA and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College. Dr. Bliss has supervised adoption counselors across the country and has spoken on the psychology behind open adoption at universities and statewide conferences. She has also appeared as the open adoption expert on radio programs, podcasts, television shows and was the primary adoption consultant and featured counselor on WEtv's 4-part documentary series, "Adoption Diaries.”

 

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