Adult adoptees often have questions about their pasts. Generally raised by loving adoptive parents, adult adoptees may carry a myriad of emotions, including abandonment, identity issues, and trust and intimacy concerns. While adult adoptees may prefer to look forward rather than backward, these questions can come forth at any point during an adoptee's life. Adoption.org hopes to help identify and answer some of those important and life-changing questions.
Throughout this section, adult adoptees will find additional information about dealing with negative or troubling emotions; finding the much-needed support from fellow adoptees, support groups, family and friends, and professional counselors; common adult adoptee issues; and moving forward with hope, forgiveness, and healing.
While everyone has their own life journey, each journey is unique. The same is true with adult adoptees. Each adult adoptee's experience is different, and each has a different need during his or her journey. Some want to know what their birth parents look like. Others want to know family medical history or hereditary health issues of which to be aware and cautious. Some just want to know why he or she was placed. Adoption.org provides ample information, insight, and help for all of these situations and more.
Jun 15, 1965 (M) - All i know is they called me "baby helen" after my birth mothers... [more]
Dec 21, 1959 (F) - I have a maternal half sister who was born july 10, 1957 in the... [more]
Nov 8, 1968 () - I do not have this information. under the law, i was not to know... [more]
Oct 21, 1985 (M) - I had my son in williamsburg va, but he was adopted out in va beach... [more]
Apr 12, 1989 (M) - Just want you boys to know that i think about you all the time and... [more]
Nov 30, 1963 (F) - I am not sure if she was adopted or not [more]