Beyond “Birth Mothers”

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I encourage you to visit ChicagoNow’s “Portrait of an Adoption” blog to see various perspectives on adoption. This one, posted today, helped me get past some unconscious biases I held regarding unwed, teenage “birth moms” – specifically, how that very phrase can be used to dehumanize and de-emphasize the emotions and sacrifices that are part of giving a child to adoption.

Check it out!