Should adoption laws be changed? The reason I posted this is because a friend of mine in her mid-60s is blocked from trying to find her daughter that she gave up for adoption when she was 17. So the missing daughter is now in her 40s. I could understand that there are reasons to protect the identity of the child, promote adoptions, etc. If you're an adopting parent, would you object to letting your adopted child find her biological parent when he reaches 40?