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.
Aug 6, 1965 (F) - Private adoption, i believe was handled by my adopted father, an... [more]
Feb 9, 1974 (F) - Registration no. g2e39bw90165 female adoptee iso dob 09 feb 1974 va [more]
Feb 9, 1968 (F) - There are serious medical problems such as wpw (and other heart... [more]
Jun 22, 1992 (F) - My daughter is bi-racial. i am white and her birth father is black. [more]
Mar 31, 1971 (F) - Baby may have been born at portsmouth naval hospital. [more]
Feb 22, 1979 (F) - Her mother was carla bryant [more]