I know a lot of people might jump on me for this, but I seriously wanted to disect it and decide for myself.
I looked up the definition of Mother
"The state of being a mother; the character or office of a mother."
I found that definition extremely vague and unhelpful. Because I am currently not in the state of being a mother. I currently do not have a child. But I guess I could be the character of a mother..but that to me still doesn't seem right. Yes, I gave birth to one heck of a beautiful little girl (if I do say so myself :) and yes I am a character, but I am not her mother. I am a birthmother.
I looked up the definition of Birth Mother
"The biological mother of a child; a person's mother related biologically rather than by adoption"
Well this could be a lot of people then. My mom would be a birthmother and she didn't place for adoption, so could my aunts, my neighbors and friends.
So all of this searching did not lead me to any answer. In fact it has frustrated me quite a bit. So I want to know.... What is your opinion.
Are birthmothers : Mothers, Birthmothers, or just girls who placed their baby for adoption.
I hope this post made sense. I tried to make my line of thought understandable. I can't wait to see your comments and thoughts on it!
Hope you all have a fantastic Thursday! Jessalynn