Searching for Birth Families

Parents who look for their child's birth family abroad are ushering in a new openness in international adoption. Many say the decision to search requires careful thought. By Carrie Howard

What families should consider when searching for birth families
When Pat Suhody and her husband, Rich, adopted Elizabeth from Guatemala, they didn’t plan to seek contact with her birth family right away. They had exchanged letters and photographs with their older daughter Katie’s birth mother, so they assumed they could contact Elizabeth’s birth mother later. Then they saw a news program on corruption in Guatemalan adoptions, and were shocked to see their attorney accused of baby trafficking. The Suhodys feared they were raising a child who had been taken ...

Parents who look for their child’s birth family abroad are ushering in a new openness in international adoption. Many say the decision to search requires careful thought.

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