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May 9th, 2008, 11:42 AM
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Check this out and have a look at which category adoptive moms fall into according to NBC.

http://www.americasfavoritemom.com/mothers...c/semiFinalists

So, does that mean I'm "mom" to Jakob and Jack and "non-mom" to Jacey and Jaden? Uh, I don't think so!!

Here is the response I got to my email, guess they got bombarded with messages! Yay for getting it changed!!

Thank you for contacting Teleflora to share your thoughts about the
"Teleflora presents America's Favorite Mom" program.

In response to your concerns, Teleflora is immediately changing the
name of our "Non-Mom" category to "Adopting Moms." After closer
examination, we can see how this may have been offensive to moms who
have adopted children -- moms who are indeed real moms to their
children in every sense of the word. In fact, many of us at
Teleflora are "adopting" parents ourselves, including our president
and owner. The essence of this category still focuses on a
grandparent, neighbor, step mom, or mom to adopted or foster
children, each one raising and loving a child.

This show of insensitivity on our part was in no way intended and we
deeply apologize for any concern or distress we may have caused. It
was always our intent to salute and celebrate all moms.

In closing, all of us at Teleflora would like to offer our sincerest
best wishes to all the many women throughout the world who have
worked so hard and given so much to earn the name "Mom."

Sincerely,
The America's Favorite Mom Team
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May 9th, 2008, 12:09 PM
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May 9th, 2008, 01:30 PM
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Are you kidding me? I've never heard such a thing!

Not only that, but if your "raising" this child - if your the step mom or grandmother, that's an insult too - The "mom" is the one who kisses boo-boo's and stays up with fevers, etc grrrrrrr

Here's the quote:
Grandparent, stepmom, or mom to adopted children, each one raising and loving a child.
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May 9th, 2008, 05:37 PM
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I guess I'm really confused. Grandmas are adoptive mom's too, along with aunts like me. How are they saying we're not moms?
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May 9th, 2008, 09:03 PM
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So glad (and surprised, actually, that) they responded!!!
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May 10th, 2008, 05:01 AM
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Way to go Marla!
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May 11th, 2008, 05:52 PM
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ah, they must've changed it even before I saw it. I was seeing "adoptive moms" and thinking "huh?" lol
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May 12th, 2008, 07:33 AM
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I saw this too but I am still bothered that we adoptive moms have a label attached to us. Can't a mom just be a mom? I did end up watching the show (only because I wanted to see how/if they explained the change in category names) and I just didn't like the way it came out. Something rubbed me the wrong way........Sigh........
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May 12th, 2008, 07:57 AM
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I saw this too but I am still bothered that we adoptive moms have a label attached to us. Can't a mom just be a mom? I did end up watching the show (only because I wanted to see how/if they explained the change in category names) and I just didn't like the way it came out. Something rubbed me the wrong way........Sigh........[/b]
I totally agree Becky! I watched it too, and thought the whole thing was just weird. Why all the categories?

A blogger I read faithfully posted the other day that she was singled out from a group when someone said something like "Can I get the attention of all the moms? Oh, and the adoptive mom?" She handled it with grace, and I'm not sure I would've. Why can't people just see that no matter how you become a mother, that's exactly what you are. A mother. In EVERY sense of the word.

I hate it when people use the words "real" and "own" about children, too. Are my adopted daughters not my "own"? Are they not "real"? They seem pretty darn real to me.
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May 12th, 2008, 07:23 PM
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I read that too! I am not so sure I'd have handled it so gracefully either. I wonder if there had been an adoptive, military mom nominated where they would have been put.

I know what you mean about "real" and "own". My kids are real and they are my OWN even though I did not give birth to them. Olivia is really having a difficult time right now because we get the question "Are they twins?" all the time and she hates it. Ugn! And this is only the beginning....And your daughters (the cuties that they are!) are your real/own daughters!

BTW -- I hope to send you a photo this week! I am such a slacker!!
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