Changing the facts of adoption like birthdate

51xsH58tJwL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU02_Haven’t adoptees lost enough? Adoptees know so little. They have no medical history. No known relatives, or at least not that they know about or allowed to know about. As a child an adoptee is alone. Yes they have a new family. They have relatives but they have to get to know these people first. It isn’t organic, it isn’t natural and sometimes the child may not gel with all the family members. Adoptees may not even have our own culture and language to turn to.
Have they not lost enough without them having to have the few remaining shreds of original truth taken from them?’

Lucy Sheen actor writer filmmaker adoptee

Changing a child’s birth date

That’s the title of for a thread on a recent adoption forum site.
Yes, you read correctly the subject of discussion on an adoption thread.
The family in question had apparently adopted a boy who had been abandoned.
So the actual date of when he was born is uncertain.


They told us Jan 11 2002.
We are considering changing his birth date to July 11 2002 because:
I am a January child and hated it. I never had birthday parties in the summer (I know we can always move the parties to the summer …)
– he is developmentally behind, so a later birth date might benefit him re. kindergarten, school etc. etc.
– we can’t really verify when his birthday is

I assume they are the authorities of whichever Country or state in which the child, which they adopted, was born.
The thing…

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