"A Mother's Day Ritual"

A simple ceremony with flowers and candles helps my children celebrate their love for their birth mothers and me.

One adoptive mom describes her family's tradition for honoring birth mothers on Mother's Day.
On Mother's Day, we were excited and a bit nervous as we waited for our friends to arrive. We'd invited Cameron and Andy, with their daughter, Cleo, adopted from China, and our friend, Victoria, a birth mother to two children placed for adoption. In the living room a heart-shaped vase, empty except for water, sat on the table, surrounded by a ring of small candles. Across the room were two more vases, full of fresh flowers. We've celebrated Mother's Day ...

A simple ceremony with flowers and candles helped my children celebrate their love for two mothers.


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