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- "Having access to medical information" was most often reported as "very important". With medical advances in genetic testing do you think this will become less important over time?
- Does an open adoption always guarantee accurate and complete medical information?
- What does the phrase "knowing where I came from" mean to you? How is it different than "knowing why I was placed for adoption"?
- With all the focus on identity and adoption, does it surprise you to see that so many adult adoptees reported it as not a benefit or of little importance?
- Do you think some of these would have been more important or less important to these individuals when they were children?
- Do you think there is a connection between identity and self esteem?
- Consider the how evenly distributed the responses are to "having ongoing contact with birth family members". Why do you think there is such a wide range of responses? Do you think this speaks to the individual nature of open adoptions?
- Do you think the responses to "knowing who I look like" would be different if we had asked children? Adoptees who are part of a transracial family?