Many people don’t think twice about the name that was given to them by their parents. However, for children who have been displaced from their birth families(foster care, orphan children, etc.), it is often seen as a crucial part of their identity. For myself, I was devastated when I learned my adoptive parents had Americanized the spelling of my name that my birth mother had given me and made it my middle name (it changed from Anastasiya to Anastasia).