There’s a phrase that almost every mother knows, and that’s the “birth story.” It’s the story of the day you gave birth — the day you definitely became a mother.But there are many mothers who did not give birth. They adopted, became stepmoms or god moms.Today we're asking: if you are a mom not-by-birth (especially if this is your first Mother's Day celebrating), how did you become a mother? And feel free to keep your stories coming on Twitter - tweet @BrianLehrer anytime.Love that @BrianLehrer is giving air time to moms who did not give birth to their children ahead of Mother's Day. Motherhood is so diverse.
— alex neason (@alexandrianeas) May 6, 2016You’re making my mother-in-law cry, @BrianLehrer!
— Liza (@zealousidler) May 6, 2016Oh boy @BrianLehrer I can't drive and listen to this! Tears everywhere!
— Jenna Citron (@Jac05f) May 6, 2016This @BrianLehrer Show segment is making me want to call my mom right now. #HappyMothersDay
— Benjamin Fang (@BenFang93) May 6, 2016very into all these moms crying on @BrianLehrer rn
— ponybear (@ponybear) May 6, 2016That's the idea. Call your moms, folks! (Heads-up: if they're listening to the show right now they might be crying.) https://t.co/YWSYcWF4ZT
— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) May 6, 2016