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. 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. provides ample information, insight, and help for all of these situations and more.


Adoptee Articles

Every month, hundreds of adult adoptees register with search registries to find their birth parents. Sometimes they're doing it for medical reasons - in fact, this is the No. 1 reason that adoptees claim to search - or they may be curious and hoping to answer questions they've had for years. The first step to conducting a birth parent search is to join a local support group or find an online forum where people are going through or have gone through a search. Often, people build...

Adoptee Blogs

Are My Past Choices Linked to...
    Before I started the search for who I am, the search for my roots, my life had been full of ups and downs.   I am...
TRA Gratitude Project: Day 3
In my previous post , I explain why thanksgiving and gratitude is important to me. And because this is National...

Adoptee Forums

Is being adopted unlucky ?
As a birthfather I have come to find this article being quoted everywhere on adoptee blogs and pages. I have read all...
ISO Birth Family M 09/17/1966...
My name is Nathan Weisel and I am 49 years old looking for Birth Parents. According to Non-Identifying...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Dec 5, 1962 (M) - I was placed in the adoptive home march 7, 1963. [more]

May 14, 1984 (F) - Private attorney david butler handled the adoption. [more]

Birth Mothers

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Nov 30, 1974 (M) - Birth mother from nashwauk, mn. birth father from keewatin, mn. birth... [more]

Jun 30, 1986 (M) - Note was given to stephen's adoptive parents with contact for nettie... [more]