There are many adopted children that as adults are looking for their biological parents. And some biological parents are looking for their children because of one reason or another they were forced to place their child up for adoption.
I myself am one of the latter. I'm 68 years old and have been longing to make peace with my two sons, Tommy and Bobby, who were adopted in the 70's while I served in the Navy.
My wife had left us and I could not financially take care of our boys and had to place them in foster care. They were later adopted because I had no plan to properly provide for them, and my ex-wife could not provide for them either.
I believe any adopted child, once they reach their 21st birthday, has the right to know who their biological parents were and the reasons they were forced to give them up.
In the end, we all need to know our past and try to make peace with our children before we leave this world. I would love to have the opportunity to tell my children that I am sorry, love them, and about their biological family.
Christmas is coming, and a reunion with my sons would be the greatest gift I could have.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village