Adoptees without an updated family health history are at risk. The adoption industry does not care. If they did, they would have done something about it in the last 50 years.
Neither have I seen any concerted effort to push for reforms in this area from the adoption community, despite the desire by many to adopt. Instead they accept the risks on behalf of their children, instead of challenging the norm. Similar to how I see the reaction to adoptees not having the right to their original birth certificate, verbal support but that’s it.
When families get together this Thanksgiving you are supposed to take the time to update your family health history. Do it – it’s important – write it down, but can we also start the conversation about what we can do in the coming year for adoptees in the future and for children and grandchildren of adoptees?
My disease discussed by a professor at the Mayo Clinic. I have it in my heart and one of my main coronary arteries dissected. I also have an aneurysm in another artery and the disease in at least 4 other arteries. This disease strikes at any age.