ADOPTED CHILDREN: changing our perceptions and language
Let’s change the language commonly used concerning adopted children. Biological parents make an adoption plan for their child. They do not “give up” their baby. They thoughtfully, prayerfully and compassionately choose life and adoption for their child’s future. Adoption terms should be updated to reflect the love and care which biological parents have for their children.
Biological parents give up a piece of their heart, unselfishly and lovingly. They do NOT “give up” or “give away” their baby. They make the best possible choice for their baby – life and adoption!
Let’s all work together to change the archaic language surrounding adoption!