Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Adoption terms (PC)

I've learned that certain words, comments and phrases that seem similar can have very different implications and so I wanted to post about PC (politically correct) adoption terms.

Adopted- it's important to emphasize the past tense. It is an important event, but in the past. The child is now a part of a forever family.

biological child- this is the better choice than "natural child" because it implies that the adoptive child is "unnatural" in some way. Also saying one child is your own (meaning biological) has the same negative effects.

Any I'm missing??

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