The following is a an article published in the Spring 2014 edition of The Forum The Search for a Person’s Biological Identity By Michael Blumenfield, M.D. Philomena-One of Several Films Defines The Issue One of the top movies of 2013 is Philomena. This is the story of an elderly woman, (played magnificently by […]
A recent movie Mother & Child is about the yearning for a reunion between a mother and child where the child was given away for adoption at birth. Four vignettes are presented of parents and children separated at an early age where there is a subsequent desire for reunion. Some of the possible determinants of this feeling are discussed. A recent report of Jewish children given away to be raised with non Jewish families during the Holocaust is also discussed. Questions are raised how adoptions, including international adoptions should be handled to take into account future desires of the participants for reunion.