Like its name suggests, Mother’s Day is the day when mothers are celebrated in many cultures around the world. The day falls on a Sunday, usually in the Spring, and is the complement to Father’s Day, which is held later in the year.
Unfortunately, there is a group of women who are mothers, but are not recognized on Mother’s Day. These women are birth mothers, or women who birthed children and then gave them up for adoption. In the majority of families, it is the adoptive mother who enjoys the Mother’s Day celebrations. Birth Mother’s Day is a chance to honor this other important group of moms.