Saturday, May 10, 2008

Are You A Mom or a Non-Mom?

Apparently, I would be considered a mom, but also a soon to be non-mom.

NBC and Teleflora are holding a contest to salute moms. Unfortunately, they consider adoptive moms to be "non-moms". Are you freakin' kidding me?!? I am shocked that people, in this day, would even consider that this would be appropriate. But, no worries, it's not just adoptive moms who are "non-moms". "The non-mom moms: Grandparent, stepmom, or mom to adopted children, each one raising and loving a child. A priceless gift for everybody."

Here's the link if you want to check it out:
http://www.americasfavoritemom.com/mothers-day-2008/static/semiFinalists

After the serious outrage this has caused, Teleflora has now sent out this apology:

Teleflora is immediately changing the name of our "Non-Mom" category to "Adopting Moms". After closer examination, we can see how this may have been offensive to moms who have adopted children -- moms who are indeed real moms to their children in every sense of the word. In fact, many of us at Teleflora are “adopting” parents ourselves, including our president and owner. The essence of this category still focuses on a grandparent, neighbor, step mom, or mom to adopted or foster children, each one raising and loving a child. This show of insensitivity on our part was in no way intended and we deeply apologize for any concern or distress we may have caused. It was always our intent to salute and celebrate all moms.

I have emailed NBC at support@americasfavoritemom.com . I can't say it was the nicest email I have ever sent. Let's just say, I am sure there is no question on where I stand on this.

They messed with the wrong people: mothers who passionately love and care for their children, no matter what path brought them together.

1 comment:

OH MY #6 said...

fantastic post!

Happy Mother's Day, Jennifer!

Lea

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