Adoptees

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.

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Adoptee Articles

In the adoption community, very little is considered taboo to talk about. However, there are certain words and phrases that are frowned upon as "negative" ways to express a thought. One such term is "real family." The terms birth family or biological family is preferred. A birth family is comprised of an adopted child's biological relatives. The actual term "birth family" is considered the most politically correct and neutral way to refer to the adoptee's relatives. Birth...

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...
Emotions
As many people can probably relate to, my hairdresser is the one person who knows everything about me.  In a short...

Adoptee Forums

Who to contact first; daughter of...
I'm relatively new to my search and recently found out my birth mom has passed who I never met. Her obituary...
additional probs with site
Okay, so I'm still having problems staying logged onto the site. And, now, a new issue has arisen. When I try to...

Adoption Reunion Registry

Adoptees

Aug 3, 1984 (M) - I'm not sure if i was given a name at the hospital, or at birth. ... [more]

Feb 11, 1988 (M) - I was born 7 lbs 7 oz at 6:02 pm. all info i have is from my birth... [more]

Birth Mothers

Mar 29, 1987 (F) - 3/29/87,(june 26, 1987 was the date on my papers that i signed)but i... [more]

Jul 12, 1982 (F) - The baby was in the hospital for two day's after birth and taken to a... [more]

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Nov 30, 1954 (M) - George was born at the home of his grandmother in the month dec poss... [more]

Dec 31, 1969 () - Handled by attorney hernandez in orange county (orlando), fl. [more]

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