We at Adoption Minnesota work hard to promote positive adoption language. If you have begun to look into adoption as a pregnant woman or person, you may hear or read the term “give up baby for adoption.” While this is a common term and often used by birth parents when searching for adoption information, it does not positively and realistically speak about the adoption process. When people say a birth mother “gave her baby up for adoption” it suggests she made the wrong choice and that it was negative.
Birth mothers are not “giving up” their babies. They are doing quite the opposite. They are creating detailed plans for their children. They are making sure that their children are given the very best. It is an extremely tough decision made from their love and strength for their child. Using the words “give up” makes it seem like it’s a quick decision where a woman gives up her child without any thought or plan.
We at Adoption Minnesota still use the term “give baby up for adoption” throughout our website to connect with those birth mothers who may not be aware of the negative connotations of the phrase. If you or someone you know want to talk more about adoption and the process of placing your child for adoption, please reach out to Adoption Minnesota at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 612-333-0593. We are here to support you through this very difficult choice and want you to know that you are not giving up!
We are located in Minnesota and can come to you no matter where you live in the state. You may contact us anytime, we’re here to help!
"Giving my baby up for adoption was the hardest thing I have ever done, but with the support of Adoption Minnesota I was able to plan and decide on how I wanted each step to go.There was no way I could have gotten through placement without them."
Adoption Minnesota has been helping birth parents place their children for adoption for 33 years. Read their courageous stories.