Thank you “birth mother”…”woman”…
What not to say to me. I sincerely pray that my daughter never thanks me. I have talked about this before but have to mention again, that for me, being thanked by an adoptive parent or my surrendered child is tremendously offensive. Not meaning to pick apart Kristen’s gratitude just noting that it triggered me and my feelings on all this adoption thankfulness not to mention the dehumanizing of surrendering mothers.
Thankfully, (ha!) to date, my daughter has never ventured near those appreciative waters. For that I am thankful. She has also not called me a birth mother…woman. I am Suz to her. I find that more appealing than birth mother/woman as Kristen alludes to in the video below.