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

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...
TRA Gratitude Project: Day 3
In my previous post , I explain why thanksgiving and gratitude is important to me. And because this is National...

Adoptee Forums

Adoptees: what do you wish you...
Adoption (not by us) is looming. I have access to pp's birth parents. What should I ask them & write in her life...
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Adoption Reunion Registry


Nov 21, 1978 (M) - All i know is where i was born which was in torrance, california on... [more]

Jan 19, 1968 (M) - I believe my birth mother's name was margaret underwood. she was in... [more]

Birth Mothers

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Jul 3, 1953 () - Looking for c, a & b came home. black market, possible sold to... [more]

Jun 21, 1970 () - The baby girl was born on or around father's day, 1970 or 1971.... [more]