Friday, May 9, 2008

I'm a "Non-Mom" Mom

The Today Show is running a contest right now for Mother's Day. Normally, I would think that was wonderful. But, not this time.

The category that was voted on yesterday was call "The non-mom Mom". NBC's description is below.

The non-mom mom

Grandparent, stepmom, or mom to adopted children, each one raising and loving a child. A priceless gift for everybody.

Yep, that's me. A Non-Mom. Can you believe this? Kevin and I worked harder at becoming parents than many biological parents. We had to wait years to finally become parents and are still waiting to have a second child. And NBC has the audacity to call me a non-mom.

I am so angered by this probably because many people think of adoptive parents as second rate parents. We didn't give birth, so we couldn't possibly love our children like biological parents. Well, believe me, I can become a Mama Bear just like someone who gave birth to the child.

It makes no difference. I am a mom. No, I am Mama. And I am so happy about it. I can't imagine building my family any other way. And don't you dare call my child a non-child because I will show you what a "non mom" can do.


Rhonda said...

Well said..

3D said...

Shout it sister..stupid NBC.

Keep smilin!

Vivian M said...

I am right there with you. Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

It's truly sad that so many people are still in "the dark ages" when it comes to understanding adoption.

You are a mama. I wish you a beautiful mother's day full of all the joys of true motherhood!