1. States Parties undertake to respect the right of the child to preserve his or her identity, including nationality, name and family relations as recognized by law without unlawful interference.
2. Where a child is illegally deprived of some or all of the elements of his or her identity, States Parties shall provide appropriate assistance and protection, with a view to re-establishing speedily his or her identity.
I attended an Empowered to Connect Conference. It was actually for adoption/foster parents but the first half gave me such a great understanding of why I felt the way I have because of the loss and trauma of being adopted. In addition to the genetics we inherit. Like the old adage says knowing is power! This knowledge has given me power over my self criticism!