Please do your research before putting out inaccurate articles about adoptions that happened in the past. Trust me, there’s a wealth of adoption history just waiting to be read on the internet and it costs nothing but your willingness to delve into the history of adoption. The quote below comes from a current adoption agency website.
“In the past, adoption was kept secret. The majority of adopted children did not know they were adopted and for this reason, did not grow up understanding their birth mother’s decision. They were not able to learn information about their birth parents or ever meet their birth mothers. Today, over 97 percent of children know they are adopted. From an early age, these children are able to ask questions, appreciate, and be proud of their adoption.” source
Below is one of my two most recent posts refuting the nonsense that adoption agencies told adoptive parents not to tell us we were adopted.
Told Not To Tell The Child They Are Adopted? source
But just in case people are more likely to believe an adoption agency vs an actual adoptee from that era, I’ve added additional information below, the first three listed are one page articles from the Adoption History Project at the University of Oregon, the fourth is from an Adoption Book from 1952 titled “Child Adoption in the Modern World” by Margaret Kornitzer.
“Child Adoption in the Modern World” by Margaret Kornitzer in 1952 which has an entire chapter on telling, Chapter XV – TELLING THE CHILD and it starts with the poem below. by D. M. Dolben