National Birth Mother’s Day

National Birth Mother’s Day is a holiday that honors the biological mothers of adopted children. It is observed on the Saturday before Mother’s Day and is recognized by people across the U.S. and around the world.

Mothers give up children for a variety of reasons, and this day attempts to not only educate people about this fact but also to remember their sacrifices. It is also a day for biological mothers who are dealing with guilt to gain the tools they need for coping with their loss. And, of course, it is a day on which adopted children can take a moment to remember the women who brought them into this world.

The History of National Birth Mother’s Day

Although the details of this holiday have been lost to time, we do know approximately when and where it was created. It was first established in 1990 by a group of biological mothers living in Seattle, Washington. It has been celebrated ever since.

Facts About Birth Mothers

Below are a few facts about birth mothers that will get people thinking as they begin to prepare for this holiday.

  • Birth mothers may give up children for adoption because they lack a reliable partner, suitable living conditions, or the necessary resources.
  • Birth mothers can also choose adoption simply because they are not ready to have children.
  • Many birth mothers already have other children.

Observing National Birth Mother’s Day

This day is for everyone to understand that each biological mother’s experience is different and should be treated as a unique situation. For some, it is a day to remember their birth mother for bringing them into the world. For others, it is a day for adopted children to reconcile with their birth mother.

It all depends on the situation, so we cannot really give advice on how this day should be observed because everyone should observe it in their own way. What we can suggest is that people use the hashtag #NationalBirthMothersDay to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 11 Saturday
Next year (2025)
May 10 Saturday
Last year (2023)
May 13 Saturday
Appreciation & Honor, Relationships & Family