On a recent open adoption advice post, the term “tummy mummy” came up in the comments section.
I admit, there was a day when I would have embraced that phrase as a term of endearment for the then-unknown women who would make me a mom. And I will also say that neither of those women would oppose the use of the term.
But since that day, I have immersed myself in Adoption Culture. Or at least I’ve tried to learn as much about Adoption Culture as a single person can (seeing as how it’s a huge an amorphous thing that a person can pursue but not ever attain). I’ve learned that some don’t like the term — either because it is anatomically inaccurate or it is reductive of the first mom. And I’ve also learned that some adore the term.
This short poll asks your opinion on the term, as well as your position in the adoption constellation (if you have one). Unfortunately, the rudimentary tool I’m using is not capable of determining if there is a correlation between the two.
Please take a moment to chime in, and share this post with your adoption-related communities and friends so we get a decent-sized sample. If you have strong thoughts about “tummy mummy,” please explain in the comment section of this post. This way your opinions will remain available here no matter what happens to the poll site.
As always, please be respectful of others’ opinions, viewpoints and reasoning as you state your own.
Want to see the poll’s results? Click here!