Anyone know anything about adoptees from oh, let's say--China, doing this and finding either biological relatives or useful health information? I have an adopted child who will be 18 soon. She has expressed zero curiosity or angst about biological relations, but I'm thinking ahead to whether to encourage or discourage her if she's interested in this one day. I'm aware of the risks, privacy and otherwise, so I'm mostly interested in thoughts or experiences about foreign adoptees (recognizing, of course, that the odds of finding a bio relative are much slimmer than if she were a domestic adoptee).
(And while we're on the subject, can I say that the TV ads for some of these are icky to me, when they're all about, "I found out who I am because I found out that I am 4% Native American and 12% Pacific Islander"? You're not who 4% of your DNA says you are; you are who you are, period. End of rant.)