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...
Sealed With a Law
I was adopted from New Jersey, which, like many other states, has sealed records for adoptees with closed adoptions.  ...

Adoptee Forums

One that irks me to no enf
I brought up yesterday to my therapist (therapy is for unrelated issues but adoptee stuff does get discussed) I know...
adoptee on not wanting to be told...
Parts of this resonated with me. Please don’t tell me I was lucky to be adopted - The Washington Post

Adoption Reunion Registry


Jun 27, 1962 (F) - Believe birth mother from florida. worked for insurance... [more]

Aug 15, 1986 (F) - Heritage summary states: biological parents where young. mother... [more]

Birth Mothers

Mar 10, 1988 (M) - Adoptive parents changed his name to christopher john. he may attend... [more]

Apr 26, 1969 (F) - She was adopted by a family in williamsburg, va about 15 days after... [more]

Birth Fathers

Apr 14, 1984 (M) - Was adopted by a couple with three other adopted children they lived... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Sep 30, 1973 (F) - My sister had a baby girl with dark hair and olive skin in oct. 1973... [more]

Aug 26, 1964 (M) - Mother`s first name is marie and father`s name bobby leonard newport... [more]

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