The Public Face

Adoption Language

March 11, 2010

Words are powerful. They’re loaded with meaning. How something is said denotes how the person saying it feels and what they think. Words can lift someone up, but they can also tear them down. The nuances of language can undermine. Hurt. Proper adoption language stops misconceptions about adoption. The correct words convey the correct facts. […]

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“Those” Questions

March 1, 2010

Think about it this way. How do you feel when you’re caught off guard by questions about adoption? How do you react? What does your reaction to the questions tell your child about your comfort level with the topic of adoption? How you react, respond and frame your answers matters. Your non-verbal posturing is also […]

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