I read somewhere, but cannot locate it now - something to do with how a bio parent should be referred. I think I read that it is not okay to use the term "birth mother and/or father" or "natural". What is the suggested terminology?
I have seen birth mother, natural mother, biological or bio mother, and first mother all used here. Plus abbreviations b-mother, n-mother, etc.
I've seen on other forums certain mothers object to one term or another. Some object to all except just "mother." I don't think there's any consensus, except that the agencies all use "birth mother" (I think it originated with them), and mothers themselves don't want to be called by the abbreviation "BM."