Thursday, May 10, 2018


I have cared for you with all my heart since you were placed into my waiting arms. The arms that yearned for you for many years. The ones that would protect you since you were placed in my arms. I have fed and clothed you, cared for you when you were ill, shared your delight and joy and held you while you cried.

I have helped you try new activities, pursue your interests and develop your talents, I introduced you to family and friends of all ages. I provided direct care and chosen nanny’s, babysitters and schools to meet my and your needs.  I have seen you become a good friend and confidante.

I am the one who told you about your adoption since you were a baby. Yes, I talked to you before you even understood what I was saying. I am the one who added information over the years. I used life events, movies, television shows and even commercials to checking with you and how you were feeling. I have answered multiple questions over the years, helping you figure things out.

 I will always be here for you.

You have another mother, whom we have called by many names over the years. She was the one who carried you into this world. She is the one who made a decision I can’t even contemplate. She is responsible for your beautiful face and shining eyes. Her talents and characteristics are visible in your daily activities and choices. She gave me a gift no one else could – the gift of motherhood.

To all mothers, by birth or adoption, I wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Kathy Ann Brodsky, LCSW is a New York and New Jersey licensed social worker, adoptive mom and advocate for ethical adoption practice. Through her private practice and agency affiliations, she has prepared thousands of adoption homestudies, counseled expectant, birth, pre/post adoptive parents and adopted persons, as well as trained professionals to work with adoptive families. She was Director of the Ametz Adoption Program of JCCA and a member of the Advisory Board for POV’s Adoption Series and is currently a member of the Adoption Advisory Board of Path2Parenthood, Adoption Professional Advisory Council of HelpUSAdopt and active in the Adoptive Parents Committee in New York. Her blogs and written contributions can be seen throughout the Internet, including her BLOG and as Head Writer for ADOPTION.NET  She was named an “Angel in Adoption” by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption in 2001. You can reach her directly at EMAIL