My Take on Confidentiality

March 4th, 2006

Confidentiality, it has been said, is to protect birth parents from later intrusion into their lives by the child and to let them put the past behind them and move on with their lives. This confidentiality for adoptive parents gives them peace of mind that the birth mother won’t intrude into their lives and let them put the past behind them and to move on. Karen, my blogging buddy, brought up the subject of confidentiality in adoption. The quote above was in one of her latest blogs. Therefore, I thought I would share my take on confidentiality with you. She is right that confidentiality has been said to protect birth parents. That idea is one that the proponents of closed records often mention. However… [more]

Confidentiality and Searching

March 2nd, 2006

Confidentiality in adoption has been perceived as beneficial to all sides of the adoption triad in the closed adoption era. In the 80’s or 90’s it was almost unheard of adult adoptees to search for their birth parents and for birth parents to search for their children they placed for adoption. However, in the more recent past few years, searching for birth relatives has become more discussed. Confidentiality, it has been said, is to protect birth parents from later intrusion into their lives by the child and to let them put the past behind them and move on with their lives. This confidentiality for adoptive parents gives them peace of mind that the birth mother won’t intrude into their lives and let… [more]