Wenxin, meeting his "new" family at the airport, back in 2010
Tuesday I wrote about adoption loss -- specifically, an adopted child's loss of personal history. I talked about the loss of medical history and the loss of his or her original family tree.
Today, I want to ask some questions.
What's our role as adoptive parents in helping recover our children's missing histories? Should we search for their birth families, or is searching a decision that should be left to them when they're older? If we decide to search, when do we share the information we find with our child?
Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I'm hoping to hear the perspective of adoptive parents, adult adoptees and first moms.