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I, as an adoptee who has had great difficulty accessing my adoption records, truly believe that we have a right to the information.
One, if anything, we need to have access to health information that would allow us to make decisions on what tests we need to have. There are things that cannot simply be determined by the status quo (i.e., race, gender, age, etc). When it comes to cancer, for example, the first a doctor will ask the person is if there is a history of it in the family. The adoptee has a right to know (in both open and closed adoptions) what they need to prepare for in the future.
Two, even if we never met the biological parents, it's just as important that adoptees be able to trace their heritage and their history. It's not being unappreciative to the adoptive parents for adoptees to want to know their biological history. It's something that people who have lived in their biological families are just beginning to find important, and it's something that is just as important to the adoptee.
I think that it's unfair to ask a child, who did not ask to be born under whatever the circumstances, to in the end, still have to give up because of the percentage of biological parents who are afraid that children will come back trying to find out about themselves.