Written by: Lindsey Mathis
People give up many things in life. I personally, have given up drinking soda, old clothes that no longer fit, free time, I gave up dating, and the list could go on and on. However, there is one thing that I did NOT give up. I never gave up my child!
Before I entered the world of adoption, I had no idea what the correct terminology was. I am guilty of saying “gave up for adoption”, “giving up for adoption”, and “put up for adoption”, as I am sure many people are. Because we just don’t know!
While I was considering my options as a newly single and pregnant mom the term “gave up” never felt right with me. So, I started using “put up for adoption” it felt better, but it still didn’t sit well with me.