The Sunrise Birthmother's Day Picnic has become a treasured tradition at Sunrise, with 2016 marking our 13th year celebrating the occasion! Birthmother’s Day was first celebrated in Seattle in 1990. It is now widely observed throughout North America on the Saturday before Mother’s Day - this year on Saturday May 7th.
This is a unique event. Many of the birthmothers who have placed with Sunrise families come together with those families. Our families who have adopted internationally, or who do not know their children’s birthmothers, enjoy the opportunity to honour their birthmother. Waiting families are able to meet other waiting families and those who have already adopted.
To Sunrise families: if we have your email address, you should have received an email with the picnic time and location details. If not, please contact the office to update your information.