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I believe that the answer should always be yes! Being adopted is not a child's only identity, but it is a part of their identity that they have the right to know. Not telling a child they are adopted feeds into the idea that adoption is shameful to the child for being adopted, and for the parents who couldn't conceive. This idea is so wrong. Adoption should be talked about and celebrated! Even if a child is adopted from less than ideal circumstances, they still deserve to know. Not telling a child they are adopted does them a huge disservice, and has the potential to do a lot of damage to your relationship with your child should they find out. Adoptees have a right to know.
Secrecy only hurts relationships. When a child grows up knowing about his/her adoption, it will create normalcy.