Blog: 28 April 2021

Words have power. The importance of positive adoption language.

Posted on: April 28, 2021 | By: Desiree Huffnagle , Program Director - Golden Cradle Adoption Program
Words have power to convey messages and evoke feelings.  Language is the vehicle we use daily to communicate our ideas and notions about the world we live in.  Words have a way of shaping our beliefs and thought processes.   Adoption can be an emotion-driven topic, sometimes we fail to realize that word choice in certain contexts may convey unintended negative messages.  For example, it is typical to hear the phrase “giving up for adoption” or to ask about a child’s “real” parents.  Terms like these among others, can have a damaging effect on how others perceive adoption as well as on how...
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