What is the first thing that you think of when you hear the term: Outreach
If you are like me, outreach has come to mean there is a goal to provide services to people who have fallen through the cracks. It’s something done by activist, churches, communities…
It’s an altruistic outpouring of love for that specific segment or group…to provide assistance, shelter, food, education, treatment, what ever is needed that is missing. It’s a good thing being done by people who want to help others.
But apparently I’m wrong in my definition because like everything in adoption, words are used to make people feel fuzzy and warm.
People now offer adoptive parents “birthmother outreach” services, and “birth parent outreach” services, and no, it’s not family preservation services they are offering.
My Monday morning warm and fuzzy for you….
P.S. a birthmother has already signed away her rights to her baby, they’d be better off providing “expectant parent outreach” services…just saying….