God's Child, Our Joy

An adoptive family's journey in faith and life

Say This, Not That

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You know the Eat This, Not That books? They show you foods that are bad for you, and provides a better option. This post is about the terminology that is either out-dated or just plain offensive, and some alternatives we hope you will use .

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Say this : Birth Mom
Not this : Real Mom

Say this : The child joined the family
Not this : The child was put up for adoption

Say this : Birth mother opted to continue parenting
Not this : Birth mother is keeping the child

Say this : The child was born outside of marriage
Not this : The illegitimate child (or bastard child)

Say this : Birth mother chose an adoption plan
Not this : The unwanted child

Say this : Was unable to continue parenting
Not this : Gave up for adoption

Say this : Our child
Not this : Our adopted child


					
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