Some children become aware that most adoptions occur when birthmothers judge themselves financially and/or emotionally unable to raise a given child, and come to feel that there isn't anything to gain by wondering about or seeking out their birth family.Such children prefer to just leave the adoption as a "done deal" and move on with who they are now, letting the past stay in the past.
There is nothing wrong with adopted children who fail to show concern about their birth parents, and likewise, nothing wrong with adopted children who do show such interest.
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This feeling of loss may be especially intense in closed or semi-open adoptions where little or no information or contact is available with birthparents.
Such grief feelings including when they first learn of their adoption, during the turbulent teen years, upon the death of other family members, or even as when becoming a spouse or parent.
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