1. Help a child understand why his mother chose to abandon him
Even though most children who are abandoned are adopted while they are still babies, the fact that they were abandoned creates many questions as they grow up. It is not unusual to attribute something negative about themselves and claim that is why their birth mother abandoned them. In most cases, a mother in Ethiopia chooses to abandon a baby because of lack of knowledge that she can relinquish her child or because she was unable to. Finding a birth mother will help answer these questions to an adopted child.
2. Family history
Once a child grows up he starts to realize he has a birth family far away. Ancestral history is something children love to hear about and cherish. Fining birth families and learning about his extended family, grandparents, and culture and family traditions helps an adopted child with his or her self esteem. Knowing your adopted family will not only enrich him but the adoptive family as a whole.
3. Medical History
Family medical history is important in knowing and preventing some medical problems. Finding a birth family will help answer some questions about any medical problems an adopted child may be predisposed to.
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