Identity, Life Story and Telling
Having a healthy sense of identity is vital to everyone.
All children are entitled to an accurate knowledge of their past or birth history and children who grow up within their birth family have direct access to this information.
For our children and young people who have been separated from birth family this basic information may be lost or even forgotten.
It is important for children to have an understanding of what happened in the past as this will enable them to move forward and develop essential social and emotional skills.
Sharing information and talking with your child about their birth history will increase their sense of worth and their understanding of who they are in the world. It also gives you an opportunity to show them why they should be proud of themselves and will strengthen your relationship.