Every so often I hear well-meaning people use rather negative terms to describe adoption. We feel so strongly about adoption and such love for the birth mother that I get upset when people look at adoption as a "last resort." I'm including some positive terminology to replace old terms that some readers may find useful or of interest.
Put up for adoption
Real Parent (I find this one especially irksome!)
Baby joined the family/Place the baby
Adoption plan was made for
Born outside of marriage
Born to a single person