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What questions should I ask myself before seeking information about my birth parents?

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This is likely to be a highly emotional journey so it is important to understand what your reasons are for finding your birth parents. You should also ask yourself what your expectations are and what you would like the outcome of the meeting to be. It is impossible to predict the response that you will receive from your birth mother. It may be that she does not wish to be contacted, or cannot be traced. You are encouraged to talk to someone, such as a social worker or psychologist, who can help you to manage your expectations and to deal with the feelings you have before the search begins, and before and after the meeting.

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