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

Sealed With a Law
I was adopted from New Jersey, which, like many other states, has sealed records for adoptees with closed adoptions.  ...
As many people can probably relate to, my hairdresser is the one person who knows everything about me.  In a short...

Adoptee Forums

Blog post by AP
Quote: "Adoption has always been done a disservice by being sugar coated and...
Adoptee Survey Research
I am conducting a study on communication in adoptive families. If you are adopted and are over the age of 18, you are...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Jul 11, 1969 (F) - Mother`s anme was linda purvis, father`s name was george picking [more]

Apr 27, 1966 (F) - The raised seal birth certificate i have was dated june 19 1967 [more]

Birth Mothers

Jul 18, 1966 (F) - Baby girl born at 12:10 pm on july 18,1966 weight was 8lbs 1 1/2 ozs.... [more]

Feb 1, 1981 (M) - Not sure of adoption agency but i do know it was affiliated with... [more]

Birth Fathers

Jul 31, 1981 (F) - Birth mother was either 17 or 18 at both the birth and adoption,... [more]

Jan 13, 1981 (M) - His mother and i (his father)handed him over right after his birth.... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Nov 30, 1967 (F) - Her sister tamara sue was also removed from the home. father's name... [more]

Jul 20, 1963 (F) - Dec 18 2009 was a very special day for our family!! we found our... [more]

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