Top 5 Reasons Adoptees Search For Birth Family Members

Many non-adoptees don’t understand why adoptees can become so obsessed with searching for birth family members.

Tom Andriola August 15, 2016

Many non-adoptees don’t understand why adoptees can become so obsessed with searching for birth family members. Some even see it as a form of betrayal of the family that raised them, that perhaps even “saved” them from a difficult set of circumstances. But searching for birth family members often has nothing at all to do with the relationship an adoptee has with his or her family.

Here are 5 reasons why adoptees search for their birth family members.

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Tom Andriola

Tom Andriola advocates for adoptee rights and shares his personal experiences about being adopted and his successful, independent search for both biological parents. To see more of his writing, visit Tom's Facebook page.


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