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Posted on May 3rd, 2011 by David R. Ford
As an advocate for adoptees’ rights to access their original birth certificates (the ones that show the names of the birth parents), I’ve had the chance to talk to birth mothers and learn more about organizations that support them in their efforts to connect with their birth children. My informal study of the issue tells me that most birth mothers have a strong interest in knowing how things turned out for the kids they gave up, and would encourage some level of contact with their adult birth children. That’s not to say that they are looking for a full relationship with the adoptees, but that they would at least welcome contact from their birth children.