Positive Adoption Language

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  • Birthparent
  • Real parent or natural parent
  • Birth child
  • Own child, real child, natural child
  • My child
  • My adopted child
  • Born to unmarried parents
  • Illegitimate
  • Make an adoption plan
  • Give up my child, Give away my child, Put up for Adoption
  • Decide to parent her baby
  • Keeping her baby
  • International adoption
  • International adoption
  • Child in need of a family
  • Unwanted child
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Could not conceive or could not carry
  • Could not have children
  • Parent
  • Real Parent
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