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September 17th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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I read a lot of adoption blogs, and lately there have been lots of post in the blog world about the word " Birth Mom" and how some find it offensive.

Some people say it's offensive because it implies that all we did was give birth, others don't seem to mind it at all.

How do you feel about it?
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September 17th, 2010, 11:28 PM
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I don't mind it one bit. I think it gives me a title that I deserve...I am still a mom even if I have not raised her yet I am not mom. I think birth mom is better than what Olivia called me when she was younger...she used to call me her second mom!! I always thought "no honey, technically I am your FIRST mom!" In any case I don't understand the uproar about it.
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September 20th, 2010, 07:48 AM
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I wonder about this a lot. Being on the other side of things, I worry all the time that I'm going to say something that will be inappropriate or hurtful.
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September 20th, 2010, 08:53 AM
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I agree with you Jen! I guess everyone is different, but I am a Birth Mother. I gave Birth, I am biologically her mother, but that is where it ends. Since the day that she left the hospital with J&J my job as Mom was done. That doesn't mean I have vanished from her life, but I've never tried to step back in as Mom.
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