I know when I started dating this was a concern for me and I would have been devastated if I had found that had happened after searching and finding my biological family (fortunately never happened). It is not uncommon for adoptees to find biological relatives living close by or that they already know-such as co-workers. This is probably not something people will talk about if it happened to them. There have been some cases though - for instance a couple in England found out they were fraternal twins and I believe sued the agency so it made the news. But if someone found they had dated say a cousin briefly in their teens I doubt they would talk about it. Was this a concern for other adoptees or for biological or adtoptive families?
Answer by layh41407 at 8:09 AM on Nov. 13, 2010
My adoptee son used to worry about that. Since I found his birth father (I'm his birth mother) and found out that his children are very young, my son doesn't worry any more. Of course this assumes birth dad didn't impregnate anyone else...
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