Most important of all, the child knows where they came from. They understand why they were placed for adoption, they know they are loved by their birth family and their adoptive family, and they can get the answers to any questions they have. Today children know from the beginning that they were adopted and it is an open conversation in the adoptive family. This results in a child with a better sense of who they are and higher self-esteem.
For adoptive parents today, they have the benefit of knowing their child’s medical background and have birth family history they can share with their child. They usually know about both the birth mother and the birth father, and may even have communication with other relatives, such as birth grandparents. As things arise, they are able to ask questions of the birth family or even secure specific information on the rare chance that a severe medical conditions arises.