Poem: Four Adoption Terms Defined

This short poem by Rita Laws first seen in OURS: The Mag­a­zine of Adop­tive Fam­i­lies (now Adop­tive Fam­i­lies mag­a­zine) attempts to point out humor­ous­ly the impact of neg­a­tive lan­guage in adoption…

Four Adop­tion Terms Defined

Nat­ur­al child: any child who is not artificial.
Real par­ent: any par­ent who is not imaginary.
Your own child: any child who is not some­one else’s child.
Adopt­ed child: a nat­ur­al child, with a real par­ent, who is all my own.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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