We have watched the movie “Little Fockers” a number of times, and one of our favorite parts of the movie is when Jack Byrnes points out that little Jack appears to have inherited a “double dose” of Focker. That got me thinking. What trait would our children express if they displayed a double dose of Kelly or a double dose of Denny? More importantly, what traits might they inherit from their biological parents? Maybe they will have tight black curls or a rambunctious personality. I look forward to finding out!
The Saturday before Mother’s Day is designated as “Birthmother’s Day,” a day to celebrate and honor those women who make it possible for so many of us to become parents through adoption. We have not yet met our child’s birthmother, but we know she is out there somewhere. Maybe she is 8 months pregnant and wondering how she might be able parent this child herself. Maybe she just found out she is pregnant and scared about her options. Maybe she is not even pregnant yet.
Whether she wants to celebrate Birthmother’s Day as her day, be acknowledged on Mother’s Day, or would prefer that that weekend pass silently, we will be forever grateful to her. All the cards, flowers, and pictures in the world cannot compare to the gift she will have given us – the opportunity to be parents.