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.
May 18, 1987 () - I was placed into foster care at 4 days old and was placed with my... [more]
Sep 11, 1993 (F) - I do not know much about my adoption case. [more]
Sep 30, 1972 (M) - I don't have any additional information about the adoption except i... [more]
Oct 17, 1993 (F) - My daughters nicknames are bright eyes or rosebud [more]