The Times of India has published a puzzling story about a teenage adoptee from India who is searching for her birth family, supposedly without the knowledge of her adoptive parents. Janaki Hedstrom came to the US around age 9 but never quite settled in with her adoptive family. If I understand the story correctly, a second, new adoptive family was found for Janaki when she was about 11 by Martha Kalsey, the sister of the original adoptive mother. Now Ms. Kalsey is secretly helping Janaki search for her birth parents. How do you conduct a "secret search" and still give newspaper interviews? Why go behind the backs of the adoptive parents? I can well understand Janaki's desire to find her first family, which one would hope the adoptive parents would support, but for another adult to step in "secretly" to conduct a search doesn't promise a good outcome for all concerned.