I'm not so sure about this, especially in the case of a mother who has given up her child for adoption. What about that mother's rights? The woman could be trying to put an unhappy past behind her. She might not have told her husband or children of the marriage about her past. Having an adopted child show up out of the blue could ruin the woman's relationship with her husband and their children. I also think that removing the woman's right to privacy could mean the difference between abortion and adoption for the child.