When girls participate in The Cherry Blossom Buds Program, they sign four different pledges, each corresponding to a new learning stage, as listed in The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality. The Cherry Blossom Promise is the last of the four pledges and corresponds to the learning stage, Toward Adulthood. The girls, who are now young women, sign The Cherry Blossom Promise on their eighteenth birthdays.
The Cherry Blossom Promise is the culmination of The Cherry Blossom Buds Program; it is the girls’ promise to follow the Catholic Church’s teachings on Natural Family Planning when they enter the sacrament of marriage. The signing of The Cherry Blossom Promise is a very special moment for mother and daughter. It marks the fruit of a mother’s formative efforts and reflects the great responsibility that comes with the gift of fertility as the girls prepare to enter the adult world.
Mothers who participate in The Cherry Blossom Buds Program sign the The Cherry Blossom Promise before they become full members of a Cherry Blossom Buds Association. Cherry Blossom Buds Cycle Awareness Instructors also sign The Cherry Blossom Promise.