Adoption is complicated, with different kinds of issues arising at different ages and stages of development. These two articles involved questions of who am I, and who are my birth parents?  There is no one right way to deal with this. These articles are some examples of how a search and homeland visit vary among families.

Sharing from the New York Times:

Going Back to China in Search of My Daughter’s Secret Past

As an infant, my child was left on a bridge with a note pinned to her sweater. I thought finding it would provide us both with answers.

A young man returns to the Vietnamese orphanage he had spent 25 years trying to forget.