How to use Conscious Language When Talking About Adoption

Oct 26, 2021 | 0 comments

Abigail Lee
Foster Parent Recruiter
HopeTree Family Services

One way to support those touched by adoption is to be conscious of the language we use when talking about adoption.  Never let children (or adults) use “you’re adopted” as an insult.  Speak positively about adoption as a way to join a family, just as birth and marriage are ways to join a family.  Here are some additional suggestions for the words we use when talking about adoption:

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