Say it with me.
A pregnant woman is NOT a birth mom until she has signed relinquishment paperwork.
I continue to see...on so many prospective adoptive parent blogs...inappropriate language used to describe a woman who is considering adoption for her unborn child.
Until papers have been signed, every pregnant woman is an expectant mother.
I really wish more people in adoption land would get this. Especially adoptive parents. The general public may be confused about adoption language, but we shouldn't be.
We all talk about respecting "birth moms" and acknowledging the difficult decisions they are facing.
Then let's respect all women who are considering placement and do them the courtesy of not using labels before any decisions have been made.