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Why do we need to know our biological parents? Are your roots that important?

  1. Escobana profile image73
    Escobanaposted 6 years ago

    Why do we need to know our biological parents? Are your roots that important?

    I'm adopted since I was 9 months old. Born in Bogotá, Colombia. My parents are Dutch. I'm almost 38 and never travelled to my native country. Problems with my identity, I've never had. Curious I've always been.

    Some people can't imagine that I never looked for my roots.
    Does it really make a difference? Is it that important?


  2. BWD316 profile image85
    BWD316posted 6 years ago

    I think it all depends on a persons relationship with their adoptive parents, usually its all the person needs.  However biological parents are important when it comes to health conditions, especially risks to genetic diseases and other conditions that can be passed from biological parents.

  3. danielleantosz profile image74
    danielleantoszposted 6 years ago

    I think it is different for different people.  I grew up without my biological mother ( I wasn't adopted, she just left and I never knew her).  I met her a few years ago and gained a sense of closure from it.  I don't think there is anything wrong with searching for your roots. And I do agree with bWD316, it can be very important to know your medical history.

  4. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    I agree with BWD316. Health issues such as allergies  would be important to know. Not all bablies at orhanages have records of the biological parents. sometimes babies are left at doors without any note about  medical history.  This happened with one of mom's uncles.

  5. lydocia profile image81
    lydociaposted 6 years ago

    I guess it depends on whether or not you are happy where you are.

  6. Escobana profile image73
    Escobanaposted 6 years ago

    Interesting answers so far! I'm Bipolar and very happy and steady. Even though my biological parents could get me some answers to my medical history, I hesitate.

    It could get me into a very unstable fase in life. You never know how you'll respond to something so delicate.

    I'm worried too, finding out things I have to carry on with me, for the rest of my life. It's not said that your biological parents are happy to see you again.