Sunday, October 9, 2011

Positive Adoption Language

Our agency gave us a sheet on positive/ negative adoption language.  We will definately be making copies for our families so they can familiarize themselves with these terms as well as a few documents on what open adoption looks like from the huge binder full of documents they gave us at our first training.

Positive Language/ Negative Language
birthparent/ real parent
birth child/ own child
my child/ adopted child
born to unmarried parents/ illegitimate
make an adoption plan/ give up or give away
to parent/ to keep
parent/ adoptive parent
international adoption/ foreign adoption
child with special needs/ handicapped child
was adopted/ is adopted
change of heart/ reversal
search/ track down parents

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