I got the list above from Adoptive Families Magazine.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Positive Adoption Language
I've found that when I talk to people about our hopes to adopt, there are a lot of language/phrases that are used that convey a negative image of adoption. Things like "I could never give away my baby" or "Are they your real children?" No one does it to be hurtful...it is just that they don't know better. (I didn't know better at first...until I started immersing myself in the adoption world) The list below is a quick, basic list on positive adoption words & phrases that, if used, will help spread a more positive view of adoption.