Adopted Child’s Cry
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How would you feel if you didn’t know yourParents? When a mother gives birth to her child it is the ultimate bonding experience. When a mother gives her child up for adoption, it is a self sacrificing act for the child’s best interests, but a painless one. All parents that is involved in an adoption arrangement will be concerned and worry about their child for many days of many years. Curiosity is powerful, and it isn’t uncommon to long to be reunited with one’s own flesh and blood.
Adopted children have a right to know who their biological parents are. Health reasons, curiosity, and the need to bond with family are all significant factors that adopted children face in their lives. Hereditary diseases make it essential that a child knows who their birth parents are. If an adoptee considering starting a family and needs to know his or her chance on a genetic disease, the identity of his or her parents is obliged to be revealed. Also if and adopted child would like to know his chance of developing a hereditary disease that will not show effect pending old age, he or she will need information from his or her biological parents.
In the case of rare blood disease or a needed organ transplant, an adopted child knowing who his or her parents are could save the child’s life. An adopted child should have the right to access knowledge about their heath, even if it means revealing the identity of both their birth parents. Every person wants to know where he or she came from. Most of us take for granted that we know our parents, grandparents, and cultural background. Try to imagine that you nothing about your relatives. A feeling of emptiness would surely overwhelm you. Every time a teacher assigns a family tree, or a report on one’s family history, adopted child would feel lost. Of course adopted parents provide a good and loving home, as a loving as any loving birth parent would provide, but adopted children will always be curious...
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