Friday, May 09, 2008

I'm a non-mom mom?????????

NBC is holding a contest called America's Favorite Mom. For some reason they have classified adoptive mother's in the Non-mom mom catagory. It's truly heartbreaking that in 2008 with all the PC floating around, it never dawned on anyone at NBC how offensive this would be. You can check it out for yourself at http://www.americasfavoritemom.com/mothers-day-2008/static/semiFinalistsI can't believe that they would call all of us adoptive mom's "non-mom's". I feel like a mom and I have all of this love for my beautiful children...I brag about them like a mom, hug them like a mom, kiss thier owies like a mom, take care of them when they are sick and when they aren't, try to teach them wrong from right, raise them to love the Lord....Hmm, sounds like a mom to me!
Please post a comment and let me know what you think!
My good friend Dana...she's an adoptive mom also (and she's a super one at that) posted this on her blog and it really struck my wrong when I read it!

If you would like to email NBC and let them know how you feel please go to the comments and get the info. A special THANK YOU to K Gottes for posting that info.

5 comments:

Kelley G said...

Okay, that infuriates me. I can't believe that Marie Osmond (an adoptive mom) of all people is supporting this. I tried to find a contact for NBC but just ended up doing a survey for them. If you find one, let me know.

Kelley G said...

Here are some contacts:

support@americasfavoritemom.com
legalinfo@americasfavoritemom.com

Marie Osmond contact - kesti@marieosmond.com
Teleflora press contact - fposell@teleflora.com
Today show contact: today@msnbc.com

kenziekylanmom said...

Thanks Kelly for the contact info! You had better bet that they will hear from me!!!!

RebeccaB said...

My name is Rebecca, and I work with Edelman on behalf of Teleflora’s “America’s Favorite Mom” program. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this issue. After closer examination, Teleflora recognized how this may have been offensive to moms who have adopted children… moms who are indeed real moms in every sense of the word. This show of insensitivity was in no way intended and Teleflora offers its deepest apology. It was always Teleflora’s intent to salute and celebrate all moms.

Please know that in response to the concerns expressed, Teleflora immediately change the name of the “Non-Mom” category to “Adopting Moms,” which has already been posted at AmericasFavoriteMom.com.

On behalf of Teleflora, I would like to offer my sincerest best wishes to you on this Mother’s Day.

AustinFamily said...

Wow I can't even express the wrong-ness in that! SO glad they changed it! Happy MOTHER'S day! You MOM you!!!!

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