Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Positive Adoption Language

Here is a link to the post I made in March about positive adoption language in case you need to brush up.  One of my missions is to educate people on proper adoption language. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but asking me if we've heard from Vivi's 'real' mom lately is not only incorrect, but also offensive. A person's REAL mom is the mom who is up with them all night, rocks them to sleep, tends to them when they are sick. I am Vivi's mom, Eric is Vivi's dad. Kapri is Vivi's birthmom. This is not only important when talking directly to us, but also when talking to others. Now that you are the aunt/uncle/cousin/friend of an adoptive parent, you are all ambassadors for adoption, and it is your responsibility to make sure you are using positive adoption language when talking about us, or about adoption in general. The more people we educate, the less ignorance there will be about adoption. :)

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