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"We did not 'save' our child" writes a mother through transracial adoption

“We Did Not ‘Save’ Our Son”

“We Did Not ‘Save’ Our Son”

Saying Matthew was "saved" implies doubt about his desirability, his worthiness to be adopted. "After all, you didn't have to take in this baby," is the unspoken message.

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Be an Adoption Ambassador

As you well know, after becoming a parent, you'll also take on the role of adoption ambassador, fielding questions from and encouraging would-be adopters. We've compiled the responses and back-up data that will set you up for the task.

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Some birth mothers prefer the term "natural mother."

A Mother by Any Other Name

Is the term 'birth mother' an example of appropriate, positive language — or an offensive and demeaning label?

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An amended birth certificate

“Certificate of Live Birth and Parentage”

The document we receive is not called a Mothering Certificate, it's a Certificate of Live Birth. So why isn't the birth mother's name on there?

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

When They Just Don’t Get It

The world knows a lot more about adoption these days, but not enough. It's our job to keep chipping away at society's biases, for the sake of our kids.

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