8 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman Placing a Child for Adoption

#7 “Wow…that must have been extremely difficult. I don’t think that I could have given up my child.”

Adoption is not for everyone. Also, it’s impossible to know what we would each do when faced with a difficult situation we’ve never been in before. Finally, try to avoid saying “give up” and instead say “placed”. Placed suggests she made a plan for her child and did not just abandon the child.

— Amy, birthmother on how to be more supportive

Read more about how we can all be more supportive to birthmothers

Felicia Curcuru
Felicia Curcuru

Felicia Curcuru is the CEO of Binti. Felicia is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth in San Francisco. Felicia previously worked at McKinsey & Company and FundersClub.

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