As far as we know it's completely P.C. to use the terms "foster child," "foster daughter," and "foster son." However, Mike and I try whenever possible to avoid using terms that label the child as "foster" anything. The fact of the matter is that these are just normal kids trying to live a normal life. They never asked to become a foster child. Most of the time when introducing our family, we just stick to the typical family labels, i.e. "This is my daughter." In this letter to our families, we also asked them to use typical family labels. When we do need to explain the fostering connection, since Mike and I are the ones who did choose fostering, we label ourselves by saying "We're so and so's foster parents."
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