Is a child confused by having ongoing contact with birth family / first family?

Children have a right to know their history and the reasons for their adoption as well as to maintain relationships that have been meaningful and beneficial to them. Ongoing contact allows the child (and the adoptive parents) access to information and allows the child the opportunity to integrate all aspects of their identity as they grow up. It also promotes attachment if the adoptive parents are able to support the child’s feelings about their birth family and their adoption story.