Author Archives: Denise Roessle

One mother's tale of adoption search and reunion, and learning to be a mom.

“How to Be His Mother”

“How to Be His Mother”

Twenty-six years after placing my son for adoption, we found each other. That’s when I started learning—the hard way—how to be a mom.

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Some birth mothers prefer the term "natural mother."

A Mother by Any Other Name

Is the term 'birth mother' an example of appropriate, positive language — or an offensive and demeaning label?

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