The LA Times has an interesting article describing how families with adopted children from China go to great pains to help their children find their biological parents.
"The number of Chinese adoptees looking for their birth parents is expected to rise as the girls, most of them still very young, reach adolescence and then adulthood. But in China, the families often confront an entrenched culture of secrecy that clashes with Americans’ presumed right to know."
"Unlike the trend toward open adoptions in the United States, in which adoptive and biological families are known to each other, adoptions in China are closed. And unlike many other countries that send babies abroad for adoption, China deems it illegal to abandon a child. The result is that in China unwanted babies — in most cases given up because of a one-child policy limiting family size — are usually abandoned anonymously."
Read the full story here.