What if I Don’t Want to See the Child I Gave Up for Adoption?



We recently found this interesting essay about birth mother rights in the Ethicist in The New York Times.

It prompted several questions for us. Certainly a very thought-provoking conversation to have.

What ethical obligation does a birth mother have to a child she placed for adoption when she doesn’t want to have an ongoing relationship?

What is the ethical obligation of an adoptive mom who promised not to give identifying information on the birth mom to the child, but the child wants to know when she is 18?

Read the full essay here and tell us what you think.

25/01/2018 | by News | Categories: Adoption, Adoption News | 0 Comments

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