Monday, May 26, 2008

Child Identification matters even more for Adopted Children

No parent wants to experience the pain or trauma of a missing child, however it can happen to any family at anytime. We all hear about the need to have a child identification kit, pictures, fingerprints and all the other info ready and handy to provide to the authorities in the even our child cannot be found.

As parents, this obligation is kind of like changing the heater filter's--we know we should--but, often put things off for another day.

Adoptive Parents really need to think about the implications of an adopted child missing... We do not have the same DNA as our adopted children and we can't we used as a source to identify our child should DNA be the only means to identify a child.

Adoptive Parents need to make a child identification kit as a priority and we need to be sure we keep DNA identification materials as part of our child's identification kits. Our children don't look like us, we need to keep updated photo's and records should one of our children be missing.



As adoptive parents please take the time this week, before we start the Summer, and make a child identification kit including items that might provide DNA in the event it is the only form of identification for an adopted child.

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