I was 'given up' as a child–not 'placed'
Published 15/03/2011 | 07:51
I WAS ‘given up' for adoption by my birth mother, so forgive me for being absolutely disgusted, angry and insulted by Mary Kenny's article, especially where she says she wants to use the term ‘placed for adoption' rather than ‘given up for adoption' as this implies rejection.
I was rejected when I was born and I was rejected again last year by my birth mother after I traced her, so please do not tell me what phrase I can use.
There are many adopted people who had terrible upbringings. Some wished they had never been adopted, but left in a home because they felt it couldn't have been any worse.