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

Adoption requires some balancing of its complex underlying identity in a family. And although an adoption is finalized shortly after a child is placed with adoptive family, there are many post-placement services that many triad members make use of decades after an adoption decree is issued. As adoptees mature, they may find themselves more interested in their genetic backgrounds and birth parents. Often, this leads to birth parent searches. The decision to go out and find a...

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...
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

has anyone heard of this type of...
:grr: hi, my name is laura, and I am 44 and was born and adopted in NY state. my birth cert. < my ammended one >...
to admind--still having log in...
Log in problems are not fixed. can now log in, but I cannot stay logged in. If I try to reply to a post, I am...

Adoption Reunion Registry


May 18, 1987 () - I was placed into foster care at 4 days old and was placed with my... [more]

Sep 11, 1993 (F) - I do not know much about my adoption case. [more]

Birth Mothers

Sep 30, 1972 (M) - I don't have any additional information about the adoption except i... [more]

Oct 17, 1993 (F) - My daughters nicknames are bright eyes or rosebud [more]

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Jul 26, 1959 (F) - Believe i was born at the queen of the valley hospital in downtown... [more]

Feb 16, 1940 (F) - I assist anyone in the adoption triangle and help with their... [more]