Hi. My name is Sierra and I am a birth mom. I placed my birth son for adoption almost eight years ago. I did not “give him up” or “give him away.” Placing him was one of the hardest things I have ever done. So when someone mentions me “giving him up.” I cringe. Let me explain why the term “placing” is much more suitable for adoption and why the term “give up” is hurtful.
About Sarah Baker
Sarah is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.