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Adoption is not a one time event, but a life long journey. Both parents and adoptees cross sensitive phases in life where the communication becomes extremely critical for self esteem. It is therefore incumbent upon each one of us, and not just adoptive parents, to use Positive Adoption Language that does not stereotype it as a charity, favour or an under privileged act.
Presented below are just some of the common phrases to avoid, replacing them with more vibrant and positive verbiage to create a healthy identity for adoption: