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

Poems are a great medium of expression. Muriel Rukeyser is known to have said, "Breath-in experience, breathe-out poetry." In many ways, the cathartic process of reading or writing a poem can influence the way someone perceives a situation. When it comes to adoption, birth mother poems are probably some of the most moving just because the extreme emotions tied to post-placement feelings or those that come with reunion. Robert Frost once said that "a poem begins as a lump in the...

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

Adoptee article in Australia by a...
I found this linked to on a blog by a Korean Adoptee from Norway. Is positivity overwhelming the South Korean...
Seeking Birth Family
I have no info on my bloodline...Only real clue is I was found on Belle Isle, in Detroit, MI August 26, 1966. I was a...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Apr 4, 1989 (F) - My birthmother was a rising sophomore when i was born, she was 5'1... [more]

Jul 19, 1967 (F) - Born 7/19/1967 8:45 amrnful term, prenatal care from beginningrnapgar... [more]

Birth Mothers

Sep 30, 1986 (F) - Iam her birth mother,and i have not seen or heard from her since may... [more]

Mar 15, 1966 (M) - Thnkx so much for this! i have not been this thrilled by a post for a... [more]

Birth Fathers

Dec 10, 1986 (M) - My son was born at fairfax hospital. i'm the birthfather, patty... [more]

Jan 15, 1986 (F) - Birth moms name..judy ann marshall...birth father..quadalupe... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Jan 26, 1971 (F) - Baby girl born johnna renee, given up at almost 6 mos of age, birth... [more]

Aug 1, 1968 (F) - All i know is my biological mother's name was janice justice/justus... [more]

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