Saturday, May 9, 2009

Birthmother's Day


I'd like to wish a Happy Birthmother's Day to all the birthmothers out there. Especially Seamus' birthmom Alexa, who is a very important part of our lives.

Birthmother's Day was created by a group of birthmothers in Seattle in 1990. It always falls on the day before Mother's Day since birthmothers are the adopted child's first mother.

While Marlie's birthmother is deceased, we look forward to finding ways to honor her memory when Marlie is older.

If you'd like to read more about our Open Adoption with Seamus' birthmom, CLICK HERE.

This is Seamus' adoption video and a view into our Open Adoption with Alexa.

Happy Birthmother's Day, Alexa. We love you always and forever.


  1. Julie,

    I really admire you for the relationship you have with Alexa. It's amazing. Your family is very rich in spirit and blessed.

  2. I love the video. You can feel the love between all of you. Happy Mother's Day to you both. God has richly blessed your families.

  3. Happy Birthmothers Day to Alexa!

  4. How beautiful-what a beautiful relationship with you all-Happy Mother's Day, Alexa-Now that I am a mother myself-I know what a special person a birthmother is-
    blessing to you all today!!!

  5. That's beautiful and very thoughtful. How blessed are you?! Happy Mother's day to you, I hope you're having a super time with your friends.

  6. Oh Julie - that video is beautiful. What amazing women - what a beautiful family!

  7. I love that you have this relationship with Alexa. Oh and that first picture on the video with Haven and Seamus is hilarous...Haven didn't look like he knew what to think about his new brother!

  8. Julie, what a wonderful video! We also have a fairly open relationship with our daughters' brithfamily and it has been truly a gift to all of us. Happy Birthmother's Day and Happy Mother's Day!


  9. Not being a part of an adoptive family, I had no idea this holiday existed, but I LOVE the concept behind it. And I think the way you integrate Alexa into your life is really special for all of you. Way cool!