Teleflora sent me a response to my email to them regarding the "Non-Mom" category.
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 thename of our "Non-Mom" category to "Adopting Moms." After closerexamination, we can see how this may have been offensive to moms whohave adopted children -- moms who are indeed real moms to theirchildren in every sense of the word. In fact, many of us atTeleflora are "adopting" parents ourselves, including our presidentand owner. The essence of this category still focuses on agrandparent, neighbor, step mom, or mom to adopted or fosterchildren, each one raising and loving a child.
This show of insensitivity on our part was in no way intended and wedeeply apologize for any concern or distress we may have caused. Itwas 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."
The America's Favorite Mom Team
Why do I as an adoptive mom need to be singled out? Why can't I just be mom?
This is something that has always bothered me. Why is it when someone mentions a celebrity's children, they always point out the kids that were adopted? Rosie O'Donnell and her adopted kids, Meg Ryan and her adopted daughter, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman with their 2 adopted kids. It is so wrong. They are just their kids.
Neither of my parent's obituaries mentioned that my brother and sister were adopted. They just named their kids. Not "Their adopted son, Eric, their adopted daughter, Luanne, and their biological daughter, Julie". It just listed us as their children.
This is the way it should be. My daughter and future child may be adopted. I openly accept that. But, they are my children. Not my adopted children. Period.