The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day and the "Non-Mom"

After reading the title, you are probably wondering what I'm talking about in regard to "Non-Mom". Apparently NBC was airing a Mother's Day special and decided that adoptive moms should be categorized as "Non-moms". First off, why on earth would they think that there needs to be categorization in the first place? I as an adoptive parent am a Mom, plain and simple. If for some reason, they wanted to put a "title" or "category" around it...why something with such a negative connotation as "Non" about uh....."Adoptive Mom"? Either way, I'm just so appalled by that. Granted, I'm glad that they saw the error of their ways and changed it, but still...I can't even believe the insensitivity of it in the first place.

Anyway, despite things like this, I had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day and hope that all of you Mothers out there did as well!

UPDATE: Apparently they have changed the categorization...but they still don't get it. The idea of the show was to nominate "America's Favorite Mom". They had different categorizations such as Working Moms, Single Moms, then the "Non-Mom" which was a category meant for Grandmothers, Adoptive Moms etc. Grandmothers don't count as Moms? HUH???? Well, after all of the complaints they decided to change the Non-Mom category and have a separate category for "Adoptive Mom". They still don't get it. Why is it that they seem to feel that being an Adoptive Mom deserves to be in a separate category? I'm a Mom. Because I didn't give birth to Keira doesn't mean that I haven't been there to take care of her when she is sick, when she is scared or when she just wants her Mommy. I don't think that they will ever get it...


Anonymous said...

That is so insulting to mom's everywhere, whether you adopted or not. Why on earth would they do that? You are a FABULOUS mother!!!

Christy said...

You are mom to Kiera period, and an awesome one at that. I can't believe how brainless and silly those people are! Happy mother's day, Sharon! You rule!!:)

Amy said...

I guess some people just don't get it & never will. Happy Belated Mother's Day!