Lifetime Secrets and Their Effect on the Adoptee
Labels: Adoptee rights, adoptee rights bills, Adoptive families, secrecy in adoption
Every adopted person's journey is unique, of course, but I know that my story is not atypical. I just cannot understand why, as a culture, we would continue to shackle adopted people to an institution that is governed by such archaic and repressive laws, when the data tells us clearly that most first mothers are open to contact. Those who are not, like my original mother, can simply say no. This is an emotional subject for sure, but all of us affected are adults now-- we do not need outside agents supervising our own, very personal business.