Leche Nido, a Nestle company, released a 3-minute film called El Otro Nacimiento (The Other Birth) just in time for Mother's Day. The video has gone viral, garnering 35,000 shares on Facebook:
In the film, we see a couple preparing themselves for parenthood over a series of weeks.
We see them visit what's presumed to be a doctor's office.
We see them tell their friends about the great news.
And we see them preparing their future child's room.
As the film progresses, it sneakily makes you believe that the mother is pregnant.
But when the moment of truth finally arrives...
...the couple is introduced to their adoptive child.
And they are overwhelmed with joy.
The film ends with the message: "Being a mother is something that grows in the heart."
The reaction to the film has been overwhelmingly positive:
"Congratulations to all the mothers, be it biological or adoptive, sisters who take care of their young siblings, grandmothers who take care of their grandkids, aunts who take care of their nephews, whatever the case may be, congratulations to those who cared for the love of their kids."
"My mother was a mother from the heart. Thank you mom and dad for giving me the opportunity to have you as a family..."
"My mom and I are mothers from the heart, from different eras and for different reasons, but there is nothing better than the opportunity to be a mother."
"That's what being a mother is all about. It doesn't matter if it's biological or not, the important thing is to feel it."
While some brought up the fact that adoption in their native countries is still a difficult process, the film still hit home: