I remember that I was excited at the time, but I believe
that was more because I was going to get a new name
then me understanding what was happening. Since I've
always had my mother with me, I can't really say I was
'adopted' in the true sense. As for my sire ( not 'dad'),
he didn't hang around very long after I was born. Ma kept
in touch with his dad, but my sire never contacted us (me)
in any way, shape or form. All contact was lost when his
dad had a fatal heart attack. I'd like to know more about
my sire's family medical history than about him (I've heard
that he died in a light plane crash a while back, but I had
no reason to miss him). I know what health problems are on
my mother's side of the family (cancer, diabetes, mainly)
and I'd like to know the same on my sire's.
As for an adopted child learning about (meeting with)
birth-parents (mother), I really think that they should know...
But not until they are grown up enough to deal with it.
A kid is most likely going to focus on 'you didn't want me!'
while a young adult should be mature enough to look
at any and all reasons why things went the way they did.
Too, an adult, having their own life to live, won't be so
torn between sets of 'parents'.
I know that his adoptive parents loved him dearly, and they provided very well for him. He had a sense of family, and he knew that he was safe. I think that for each person that is adopted, knowing that all are each different cases, it really depends on the manner in which they are raised, loved, and cared for. As for my friend, I know he turned out well in life. Hope this helps, great question.
I am adopted, was adopted at birth. I am so greatful that I was, because I love my adoptive parents. I do feel a little detached, a little different, I wonder what it feels like to be blood related to someone. So I will soon search for my birth parents. But I know my adoptive parents are the best parents I could ever have. I just want to know where I came from. I recently found out my biological father is a doctor in Columbia and he was born there. And my mother lived in the states and they had an affair. My father was married with a family. So therefor I know I got a better life by being adopted, so even though I wish I knew someone related to me, I am happy I was adopted, especially since my adoptive parents were amazing and loving and gave me the best upbringing I could have had.