Why oh why does this happen? Secrets and lies are never a good thing and usually aren’t kept secret. This article, I think, highlights what I hope are outdated methods of adoption practice and mythology. I know that people think openness is messy and complicated and it can be – but the secrets can be devastating.
I find it so amazing (in a bad way) that adoption professionals seem to be the main proponents of keeping secrets and lies in "the best interest of the child" or as in this case, to prevent "confusion over bonding." What hogwash.
Emily Saunders made a startling discovery this year – she has a twin sister who lives halfway around the globe. This week, the two will come face to face for the first time since their birth 21 years ago.