We work with adoptive parents so they have an accurate idea of birth parents
," she says.
Even with international adoptions, she said, opportunity to contact birth parents
is happening more and more.
Logan and Smith (1999) found that adoptive parents maintained a relationship with the birth parent
because it was in the best interest of their adopted child.
The adoptees had to move between two families in order to maintain their relationship with their birth parent
, and the adoptees were the only "common denominator" between the two kin groups.
The same survey recorded that birth parents
were concerned that the child would be distressed by the absence of any information about the donor parent, and thought it therefore better not to tell the child anything at all.
-- often only the mother -- were promised anonymity when they signed papers relinquishing their child to people they had never met and would presumably never meet.
It gives adopted children access to existing nonidentifying information about their birth parents
While honesty is vital, Draper suggests that adoptive mothers and fathers avoid initiating conversations about birth parents
More than half (58 percent) wished the adoption was more open and 86 percent reported feeling "comfortable with the kind of contact I have with my child's birth parent
In the court's opinion, although birth parents
were not personally liable to support their children who had been adopted by others, institutional support to these children should be continued.
To avoid this, Mr Pearce wants to see checks put in place to ensure that the potential for contact from an unsuitable birth parent
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And the local authority had failed to serve notice on the birth parents
before the hearing, even though it had two months to do so.
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