Can birth parents resurface and reclaim their children?
A common misconception about adoption is that adoptive families must spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulders for birth parents. Birth parents make adoption plans for their children because they truly love their children and want them to have more than they can offer them. Birth parents are counseled and given every opportunity to feel good about their decision to place their child. When they have relinquished their parental rights and the adoption is finalized the family formed by the adoption is the one recognized under the law.