I have a question for adoptees posted asking them if they've lied on patient intake/history forms.
For me, it was to avoid feelings of missing my complete and utter history of myself and my family BEFORE my adoption. There are a few responses that giving (false) medical history is not good, and can be dangerous.
But, isn't NO background JUST as dangerous?
The US Suregon General thinks it's important....just not important for adoptees??
National Family History Day
Each year since 2004, the Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving to be National Family History Day. Over the holiday or at other times when families gather, the Surgeon General encourages Americans to talk about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their family. Learning about their family's health history may help ensure a longer, healthier future together.
Answer by Southernroots at 9:58 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by Joyzap2003 at 8:09 PM on Dec. 1, 2010