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Why the Term “Giving Up Baby” For Adoption is Harmful to Birth Mothers

By Miriam Fuller  We are all familiar with the often-used tale of the hooded birth mother running in the rain, clutching her newborn, and placing them on the steps of an adoption agency. While this narrative is ingrained in our minds by Hollywood, this false portrayal paints a harmful picture of the selfless decision a birth mother makes. Unfortunately, this harmful narrative is only empowered when we use phrases such as “giving up a baby” for adoption. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we believe in rewriting this narrative and empowering birth mothers in their choice of adoption, understanding that they…