Adoption

Australia
August 29, 2006 7:47pm CST
Do you think that someone who was adopted out should have the legal right to know everything about their true heritage/background?
24 responses
@ebsharer (5515)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Yes, I think that people that put there child up for adoption should have to give all information about there heritage and medical background. The problem with that is you don't have to fill out anything to put a child up for adoption.
• Australia
26 Nov 06
Its a pretty hard situation when your an adopted child, because you are denied your heritage and someone holds the key to that and that's his natural mum. She didn't have a choice back then, but she is making all the choices now...what do you do?
@raven55 (42)
• New Zealand
8 Jan 07
Most certainly. It is part of who they are. To know about your makeup is very important.
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
For me no as long as he/ she is happy with the family who adopted her/his
@hh9905 (1275)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 07
Yes. It is their rights to know. Nobody should hold back their rights.
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
I believe that the adopted child should have the legal right to know everything about his true heritage/background then he should adjust to accept facts and realities. There are laws and they should be followed but the child should know the truth at the right time.
@raintree (16)
• United States
17 Dec 06
If it was me, I would want to know the history of my parents,grandparents, and great grandparents. Culture and heritage is very importent to people. I believe they should allow a person to know their past. Keep searching and the best of luck to you.
@reader (708)
• India
17 Dec 06
it need not be legal
• Pakistan
17 Dec 06
yes its really necessary to know abt their true background n reason they wer adopted...its not good n loyal hiding frm them but wth that they must b loved n cared wth whole heart...
@chukwudi (1100)
• Nigeria
17 Dec 06
only if you are given the time and chance to know whom you are and where you are coming from,but apart from that what do you think you can do ,at your old age
@beverly1 (1129)
• United States
17 Dec 06
you should tell them when they get older when they unstatnd
@MESUSHANT (196)
• India
17 Dec 06
I think it is a right of the adopted person to know his actual entity.
@wvchell78 (564)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I feel that anyone that is adopted has a right to know about their heritage. My husband was adopted as a baby. He found out he was adopted at 11 years old by his evil stepmother. She shoved him at his birth mother at his grandfathers casket and told him that was his real mom and that the 3 girls he thought were his cousins were his sisters. His birth mother had 4 daughter and my husband. Three of his sisters were raised in one family which was related to his adopted family. Therefore he called them his cousins. His other sister was abandoned in New Mexico. All of the kids including my husband are in contact with their birth mother now. She keeps in contact with my husband better than his adopted parents. On my husbands 21st birthday she gave him a picture of his biological father and told us his name. He never knew that my mother in law was pregnant so therefore he does not know my husband exists. From what we were told he was only 16 at the time. My husband looks just like him. I have tried to locate him just to know if my husband has any siblings. If we locate an address my husband and I are going to write him a letter and enclose a copy of the picture that we have of him and my mother in law and see what happens. My husband has said if he wants to meet him he will agree but if not he understands. I have tried different message boards trying to locate him but no luck. I have even posted a topic on here.
• Romania
26 Nov 06
yes!
@tildy12 (760)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I believe the child has the right to and they should know.Every body didnt give their kids up for adoption because they didnt want them which is the most disgusing reason in the world.They do it because they might not be capable of taking care of their child financially and they want their child to to have a way better life than they could provide at that point in their life..
@mitra8801 (268)
• India
21 Nov 06
its not compulsory.sometimes it may lead into difficulties
@CMC122003 (316)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Yes 100% that child has a right to know everything about her/him if she chooses too. Especially for medical reasons.
@missyann73 (1456)
• United States
2 Sep 06
yes i believe they should know. later on in life if they get ill, or have children that are seriously ill, their life may depend on information from their real parents.
• United States
2 Sep 06
I definetly say yes. I just started a quest to look for my 7 cousins who were adopted out.All I know is the names they had before they were changed. Every website I have tried I must know their current names.I am very distressed. But I wish you very much luck!
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
30 Aug 06
The adopted person has every right to know the true heritage, background and family etc.
• United States
30 Aug 06
I think so yes. I would want to know. With this secret and family's growing you could end up married to you cousin. These types of things are sad. On Oprah a woman found out she was engaged to her brother. What a mess.