Adoptive parents are often conflicted about their children's desire to search for birthparents and/or birthfamily members. Understanding possible insecurities that can lead us to feel threatened or angry is a first step, and understanding why adoptees search and the separateness of that quest from the adoptive family environment is another step. Find insight and information from adoptees, professionals, and other adoptive parents.
Courageous Blessing, by Carol Demuth written for adoptive parents
My Mothers, Myself Journalist Colleen Van Tassell's own search gives a revealing look at all sides of this question.
Our Daughter's Russian Family Parents of international adoptees are often able to locate and develop a relationship with their children's birth families. One parent describes her quest, the reasons behind it, and how she feels it will help her daughter.
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