Number two, you have been chosen for birthmother.
In the play, Asher said he wanted to be a birthmother. In the book, when Inger was picked as birthmother, no one said anything about wanting to be a birthmother. This was a good choice because it created humor in the play, in which the book was lacking. The book may have not included this scene because the author wanted you to focus on what assignment Jonas would get.
When two, a female named Inger, received her assignment as birthmother, He remembers that his mother had called it a job without honor.