In today’s episode, you will learn new English vocabulary words and expressions related to the topic of adoption. You will also hear tons of real-life stories that will help you understand the words and expressions more. This episode will give you the vocabulary and expressions you need to speak fluently in English about this topic.
TODAY’S ENGLISH RESOURCE
TODAY’S ENGLISH VOCABULARY
Meaning: To bring up a child that is not your own; to encourage or promote development
- I enjoy fostering creativity in children and adults.
- It is important to foster kindness in everyone you meet.
- Although sometimes difficult, fostering a child in your home can be rewarding.
Meaning: Involving preference or partiality
- The employer prefers English speaking students
- Many adoptive parents prefer to adopt infants
- The car dealer prefers his son and his new car that costs much less than any other car.
TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS
Meaning: The birth parent of an adoptive child
- I wish I could meet my birth parents.
- We are in an open adoption so his birth parents visit our home every Christmas.
- My birth parents gave me life, but my adoptive mom is the only one I consider to be my mother.
Meaning: a way of caring for children that gives a lot of importance to parents and their baby or small child being physically and emotionally close
- I subscribe to attachment parenting because I never want to be away from my daughter.
- Attachment parenting can eventually lead to helicopter parenting if parents are not emotionally mature.
- Because adoptive parents did not get to experience the 9-month pregnancy, many use attachment parenting techniques such as skin to skin to bond with their adopted child.