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Should we have standards/guidelines for the language used around adoption?

My thought would be to encourage the use of those terms where appropriate. As you've stated, the word choice does matter. How we think about the "parents" in a given situation (whether biological or ...
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What is our position with questions and answers that push a political viewpoint?

I agree with Beofett's approach on how to handle these questions, I just want to additionally point out that whether a point of view is "political" or not depends highly on the context. A post ...
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“‘sex’ Questions” shows up as a quick-link when I Google “parenting stack exchange”

This is less about Parenting.SE, and more about what searches are incredibly common on Google. Because Stack Exchange is very highly rated by Google, and we do have some questions involving sexuality ...
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Are questions about generic or fundamental medical information on-topic?

I prefer to use the rule, "would I ask this question of an acquaintance at the playground". In general, what this means is that several factors weigh: Severity. If the answer is "No", and you don't ...
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Are questions about generic or fundamental medical information on-topic?

Persnoally I feel that such questions should be on-topic. They are very close in spirit to developmental questions. For both, the best expert answer can be provided by pediatrician and the second by ...
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Asking for product recommendations

This site decided (in the closed beta phase) that questions should be off-topic if they sound like "what product is best for X" or "where can I buy product Y at the lowest price". The reason is that ...
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