We got Little Man’s birth certificate in the mail last week.
Good news: our lawyer will refund the balance of our account. Yay!
Bad news: I didn’t give birth to Little Man. Some days that is more obvious than others (like when we’re out as a family. If it’s just me, people just….wonder). But as he grows older I think it will become more obvious. And I don’t understand why the birth certificate has my name on it.
Yes, I am his mother. I get that.
But I didn’t give birth to him. I never will give birth to him.
Shouldn’t he have a birth certificate with the name of the woman who gave birth to him?
The whole thing just makes me feel….odd.
I’ll have to ask S to keep the birth certificate he got so he can have it some day.
It’s just…another loss.
And this one makes me sad.
** Yes, the birth certificate lists me and my husband as mother & father. Maybe it looks different than other birth certificates, I don’t know. And I’m sure his first mother isn’t listed because of privacy issues; however, we know her full name (just as she knows ours) and she refused to name a birth father, so that would be left blank. **