A Day to Celebrate Birthmothers
Saturday May 7, 2016

Mother's Day is a day to celebrate and pay respect to our mothers: the women who nurture us, love us, and give birth to us. However this statement may not be true in all cases as we know that many couples today are not able to give birth and choose to adopt. We also want to remember and celebrate the women who place these children for adoption. They give the greatest gift of all life.

Now there is a special day to recognize birthmothers.  Birthmother's Day honours women who placed their children for adoption, and is held the day before Mother's Day. Adoption Options hosts an Connections ceremony on this special day each year. 

A Special Invitation to Birthmothers: Please join us on Birthmother's Day for

"Connections"

A time to honour women who placed a child for adoption
Saturday May 7, 2016
11:00am to 2:00pm

Blackfoot Inn (Private Room)
5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
Calgary, AB

www.hotelblackfoot.com/contact-en.html

Program
11:00   Registration
11:30   Welcome and Introductions
11:45   Connections, A Time to Remember - Ceremony (picture frames / flowers) 
12:15   Birthmother’s Fellowship Luncheon
2:00   Closing remarks

Who should attend?
The luncheon has been designed for women who have placed a child in either an open or closed adoption at any time in the recent or distant past. Please note: the day is designed for adults to respect the sensitivity of birthmothers who may be grieving. We are unable to accommodate children or infants at this special event.

What to bring?
Every birthmother is invited to bring a framed photo of their child to place on the Time to Remember table. For birthmothers who do not have a picture, you are invited to bring an empty picture frame to represent the child who was placed.

Registration
Space is limited. All attendees must pre-register.
$20 Advance Registration
$25 after May 1
If you are unable to pay the cost of this event, please let our office know as we will accommodate all who wish to attend.

For more information and registration, please call
Adoption Options: 403-270-8228