I came across the following quote by Alex Haley that seems to speak for adoptees who do not have access to their birth records.
In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.
I am thankful that more and more adoptive parents realize the importance of allowing their children to know their heritage and to quell the disquieting loneliness as much as it is possible.