The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent. (Adoption Triad is adoptionese for the group of people connected through adoptionthe adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents). Let me stop for a minute to say that some people prefer the term “birth parent” and some prefer “first parent”, some prefer the spelling birth mother, and some prefer birthmother. In an attempt to be respectful to everyone, I’ll try to alternate.
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