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

Being a birth mother in the adoption triad, can make some women feel like they're the only person who didn't walk away with something "added" to their life. Sometimes they feel they were too naive or pressured by the other people around them to make a decision they weren't prepared for. Most of the time, the birth mother makes the decision in the child's best interest instead of her own. And that kind of sacrifice is one that she may feel goes unnoticed. Making decisions after...

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...
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

Lost....what next
Hello all Im Male 42 & last Wednesday found out that I was adopted. Both my parents are deceased & never gave any...
I Found My Birth Mom On Facebook...
I am in a rollercoaster of emotions right now. For the past 5 years I have been searching for my birth mother, as I...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Aug 6, 1965 (F) - Private adoption, i believe was handled by my adopted father, an... [more]

Feb 9, 1974 (F) - Registration no. g2e39bw90165 female adoptee iso dob 09 feb 1974 va [more]

Birth Mothers

Feb 9, 1968 (F) - There are serious medical problems such as wpw (and other heart... [more]

Jun 22, 1992 (F) - My daughter is bi-racial. i am white and her birth father is black. [more]

Birth Fathers

Mar 31, 1971 (F) - Baby may have been born at portsmouth naval hospital. [more]

Feb 22, 1979 (F) - Her mother was carla bryant [more]

Siblings, etc.

Dec 1, 1972 (F) - I am looking for my twin sister who we are identical. need to find... [more]

Nov 30, 1959 (F) - Birth mothers name c. jeanne house [more]

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