A related case where government intervention has resulted in adoption is the case where the child's blood relatives belong to an outgroup culture which has been deemed unfit as a whole by the controlling government. Aboriginal People[?]'s in Australia were affected by such policies, as were Native Americans in the United States and Canada.
Different jurisdictions have varying laws on adoption and post-adoption. Some practise closed adoption, preventing further contact between the adopted person and his/her natural parents, while others have varying degrees of open adoption, which may allow such contact.
Many adopted people and natural parents who were separated by adoption have a natural desire to reunite. In countries which practise closed, secret adoption, this has led to efforts to circumvent sealed records (for example, see Adoption Reunion Registries (http://www.isrr.net/)) and efforts to establish the right of adoptees to access their sealed records (for example, see Bastard Nation (http://www.bastards.org)).
Adoption is also presented as an argued alternative to abortion.
See also: Affiliation