Positive Adoption Language
by Kaitlyn Mason
This post is courtesy of a little card put out by a friend Callie Jet & the lovely ladies at Talk About Adoption. They are birth moms, so they know a thing or two about talking about adoption. It just seemed really important, so I wanted to share it here.
The Do’s and the Don’ts When Referring to a Birth Mother’s Decision of Adoption
DO: Unintended pregnancy / Unplanned pregnancy
DON’T: Unwanted child / Did not want your baby
DO: Birth Mother / First Mom / Biological parent(s)
DON’T: Not keeping your baby / Did not keep your baby
DO: Make an adoption plan / Made an adoption plan
DON’T: Adopt out / Adopted out
DO: Choose adoption / Chose adoption
DON’T: Get rid of / Give up / Put up / Got rid of / Gave up
DO: Place for adoption / Placed for adoption
DON’T: Give away / Hand over / Gave away / Handed over
Check out talkadoption.org for lots of great info!
P.S. God is Merciful & He loves you! Pass it on…