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What makes a mom ... a mom?

Woman gives birth ...losses custody or signs over her rights. She is still a mom?

A different woman cares for, loves, feeds, and raises said child. She is also a mom?

Does a woman have to fill both requirements of birth and raising to be a mom? Or does it only take birth? Or does it only take raising?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Apr. 12, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (8)
  • A mother is a person who puts a child's needs before their own. A mother is a person who would laid down their very lives for the well being of their child. If you give birth, and relinquish custody, you have still spent 9 months putting that child's needs before your own and choosing to place a child is another way of putting that child before yourself. Having a child yourself and raising it yourself doesn't make you any more of a mother (just read the paper). But it's the act of putting their needs, wants and desires before your own...................no matter what.
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 10:04 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • incubator - birth
    mom - sweat and tears!
    secondtyme520

    Answer by secondtyme520 at 11:28 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • I think there are diffrent meaning for each
    Mother is a person who gives brith to a child
    Mommy is the person who loves and raises that child
    Father is the person who supplied half the genetics required for conception
    Daddy is the person who loves and helps raise the child.
    THis is all JMHO
    lovemybabys1106

    Answer by lovemybabys1106 at 11:28 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • A women who signs away her rights isn't a mom. She's an egg donor.
    A women who has children in the home, but doesn't care for them properly isn't a mom.

    A mom is a teacher, a cook, a driver, a nurse, a story teller, cheerleader, a leader, a shoulder to cry on, arms to hold, a hand to hold, an investigator, a shelter .. the list goes on. They're there for their children in all ways possible. Whether to children who are biologically hers or not.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:36 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • By the way, I was adopted. My adoptive mother is not any less of a mother. My birth mother, well................she has some serious problems.
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 10:05 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • mom birth - mommy raising
    same for father (sperm) and daddy (raising)
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 10:05 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • I agree with thediva.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:35 AM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Well said, thediva!!!
    Robsmommy

    Answer by Robsmommy at 8:02 AM on Apr. 13, 2010

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