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Birth Mother, Birth Father, Adoptive Family – Adoption Terms Defined

If you are an expectant mother and considering adoption for your baby or you are an adoptive family, hoping to add a baby to your family, we know all the information and resources can be overwhelming. We try to compile this information, resources, news, and include experience and expertise to help you understand every aspect of your adoption journey. In this article we define some of the most popular terms you will come across while researching adoption. Adoptee. A person who was adopted. Some people prefer the terms “adopted child” or “adopted person.” Adoption. The complete transfer of parental rights and obligations from one parent or set of parents to another. A legal adoption requires a court action. Adoption Agency. An organization, like Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri, usually…

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