Adoptive Moms

Sarah - posted on 12/05/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I don't really like the title of this community. I'm not an adoptive mom, I am just a mom, plain and simple.

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Lacey - posted on 02/11/2009

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You have to call it what it is. It is labeled adoption so that if you are having difficulties or good things that are from your special situation of adoption then you can find like people. If your child had down syndrome you may think of them that way but would join a group for down syndrome to talk with others that have similiar issues. Maybe you aren't experiencing adoption specific issues or maybe you have a negative outlook on the adoption situation. There are many things that we experience ourselves through the adoption processes and life but there are many more issues that our children experience. That is why we are truly here for our adopted children. While they may be our children they experience unique life situations, problems, or what have you that helps to have others thoughts and experiences to look at.

Mary - posted on 01/07/2009

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I feel blessed and priveledged to have my son the word adoption does not in any way make you less of a MOM!! Without adoption I would never get to hear anyone say mommy. Do not worry about a title I have definetely been called worse as I am also a stepmo, which I also love.

Winnie - posted on 01/06/2009

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I don't mind it too much either. Without the blessing of his adoption, I would not be a mama. I am so thankful for him.

Kim - posted on 01/04/2009

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Day to day, I think of myself just as my son's Mommy - as you said, but I think the way I got to be Mommy was a such a special blessing and I would like to connect with other Mother's that feel that blessing, so I think the group has to identify itself as such if looking for mothers that are Moms because of the gift of adoption.

Christa - posted on 01/02/2009

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It's all symantex. Mom's thru adoption, adoptive moms, we all know what it meant and the kind of people that would be involved in the group. I look forward to your help and support.

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i totally agree that we are 'just mums' with the same issues as other mums... but we do have a few added things (e.g. birthparent relationships, limited knowledge of medical history, etc) and a few things we haven't gone through (e.g. stretch marks, labour!). i agree that every day, i am 'just mum', but i have found it v. helpful to connect with adoptive mums, too.

Kami - posted on 12/13/2008

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If this community wasn't titled the way it is, I may not have found it. I am glad it's here.

Emily - posted on 12/06/2008

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I don't mind it. Yes, we are moms, but I figure I got here in a very special way--adoption. Likewise, although I refer to my son's birthmother as such online as a way to reduce confusion, when I'm at home and just talking about her, I refer to her as his mom as well.

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