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Friday, April 11, 2008

Searching for the roots

Across the board, almost all the adoptive children (some point in time of their life) have the desire to know their biological family. It is a matter of natural curiosity. But how many people go on to search is a matter of geography.

Across the board, almost all the adoptive children (some point in time of their life) have the desire to know their biological family. It is a matter of natural curiosity. But how many people go on to search is a matter of geography.

Most of the adoptive children that seem to search for their biological parents are from foreign countries. They are people of Indian origin and been adopted by foreign families. They take great pains to travel to India in search of their roots. Rarely do we see Indian children in India ever search for their biological parents, leave alone uniting with them.

I am just wondering if it has anything to do with the cultures of India and the west? Contrary to the West, many Indian families are not open to discussing about the child’s past. Does this play any role in that? Who do you think (Indian adoptive parents not open to talking or the western families that do talk about the past) is doing the right/ wrong thing doing what they do?

Do you know of any other reason that you can think of why Indian adoptees in India don’t seem to be that curious to search for their biological families? Is it right or wrong to search for the birth families? Do you have an opinion one way or the other? Please feel free to share your thoughts.

Ruby

1 comment:

Alka said...

I feel the pain of rejection once again might not be bearable and that might be one of the reasons Indians do not wish to even put in an effort. Indians are too very emotional as compared to the people in the west and may be this makes them less willing and curious to "look".

And another factor in India is that parents are too protective and affectionate towards their children adopted or biological. Their deep love and care suppresses the need to look out for the biological parents....... I may be wrong, but these are my thoughts