Does this creep you out as much as it does me: Embracing the Birthmother: a day run by birthmothers for birthmothers to talk with each other, share stories, healing and empowerment.
It’s being thrown by A Full Circle Adoptions in Mt. Holyoake, Massachusetts. I don’t know anything about this doo or the agency other than what’s found on the linked page.
But the language…Mama Mia!
Let’s see how many ways we can depersonalize, dehumanize, patronize, paternalize, infantilize and deminunize women in the name of empowerment and do-goodism. How long for the days when the adoption industry just said don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out instead self-serving “post-adoption services.”
I have this squicky image of “birth mother” attachment therapy. Grown women entangled in the arms of social workers; wrapped up in a flannel blanket and sat on by overweight female therapists imported from Colorado.