Positive Adoption Language

USA adoptions resourcesUsing positive adoption language will help end the myth that adoption is second best. By using positive adoption language, you’ll reflect the true nature of adoption, free of stereotypes.Words have the power to change our perspective. Even the most well-meaning people can harm someone with their words simply because they do not understand. Understanding specific language can help with sensitive situations, like adoption.

Whether you are speaking with an adoptive family or a birthmother, the chart below will help you, or your well-meaning friends and family members, use words that won’t unintentionally harm anyone.