The child will later want to know but she will be alive and with adopted parents that love her. Maybe they ought to have some sealed document that mother's can fill out, if they want to, that can't be opened or given to the child until 18.
"Maybe they ought to have some sealed document that mother's can fill out, if they want to, that can't be opened or given to the child until 18."
If the mother wanted to give her family medical history, she would probably be willing to go to an adoption agency instead of leaving her baby at a fire station or wherever the Safe Haven drop-offs are. These are women who don't want to leave any trace of their identity (other than their baby, half of whose DNA is theirs, of course), and any attempt by the Safe Haven workers to get information from them could cause them to distrust the Safe Haven and abandon their babies God knows where. Not knowing your family medical history is a very small price to pay to get the chance to live.
posted on 03/09/2006 5:36:09 PM PST
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