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

Adult adoptees are those who are adopted over the age of 18. Obviously this kind of adoption works very differently from that of infant or child adoption and every state has different laws governing the legality of adult adoption. For an adoption to take place, the adult adoptee will need to give his or her consent. This consent means the adopter will have legal parental responsibility over the adult and both parties agree to be a family, legally. Outside of the symbolic gesture...

Adoptee Blogs

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    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...
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Adoptee Forums

class presentation on adoptees
I will be giving a presentation to my class about some myths and realities of being an adoptee. Do any of you know...
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I just don't get it! I have always been told i was adopted. Mom mom was also adopted and was always told. My...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Jan 22, 1996 (M) - Closed adoption; birthmother had other children; born somewhere in... [more]

Sep 11, 1970 (F) - I have a "certificate of live birth" sent to me from lansing, mi that... [more]

Birth Mothers

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Mar 31, 1965 (M) - Born at 4:26 pm at martin luther hospital in anaheim , orange... [more]

Mar 28, 1969 (F) - Birthmother requested that daughter be placed with a family of... [more]