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I have an extended family question regarding my grown adopted cousins. It was their parents wish that they never be told they were adopted. This has been difficult for our extended family as the one cousin has mentioned numerous times that they thought they were adopted. Our family has continued to honor the parents wishes. Now their mother has died and their father is on his deathbed. My question to any other adoptees in this situation: at this stage of your life, would you want to know you were adopted? What purpose would it serve? My one cousin asked the ‘I think I must be adopted’ question again just the other day and the extended family is trying to decide if they should be told. They did not have a good family life. Lots of baggage.
I realize that this answer is way too late after your question but I wanted to answer in case you haven’t moved on this yet and in case anyone else out there has the same question.
People should always know about their origins. It was unbelievably cruel of the parents to withhold this from their children. This is a sacred, fundamental and integral part of their identity and it’s horrible that their entire family knows and they don’t.
No child should ever not know. Tell them if you haven’t. Please.