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

The idea of "adoptee issues" is an assuming way to approach any kind of reaction an adopted child may have to his or her situation. Any kind of big change requires some kind of adaptation and adjustment. However, the negative timbre of "issues" is something that resonates searingly, particularly among children who have dealt with multiple placements. But even then, children are not always made to see the glass half-empty. Some adoptees may need a therapeutic environment to work...

Adoptee Blogs

TRA Gratitude Project: Days 4 - 7...
To catch up on the Gratitude Project, I will cover a few days at a time. I must admit that using micro-blogging sites...
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...

Adoptee Forums

Adoption Changes Our Biology
This quote is apparently attributable to Dr. Karyn Purvis, Director of Texas Christian University's Institute of...
Question for the BPs
Do you want to be found? Or would you rather just get on with your lives? Thanks to some recent legislation in...

Adoption Reunion Registry


May 6, 1986 (F) - Also have a sister 3-4 years older than me; i am unsure if she was... [more]

May 23, 1986 (F) - My birth mothers maiden name was buran she was married and had... [more]

Birth Mothers

Jun 17, 1968 (F) - When my daughter was born they would not let me see her. they took... [more]

Aug 9, 1983 (F) - Home e-mail work e-mail [more]

Birth Fathers

Aug 30, 1974 (M) - He was adopted by a family in percelville virginia [more]

Apr 10, 1989 (F) - I am the birth father of this child that was given up for adoption. ... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Aug 1, 1987 (F) - My granddaughter was born at a military hospital in va. [more]

Mar 7, 1964 (M) - Went through catholic adoption agency. [more]

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