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

Sealed With a Law
I was adopted from New Jersey, which, like many other states, has sealed records for adoptees with closed adoptions.  ...
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

Why does my birth son hate me?
I recently found my 36 year old birth son and the first few two meeting seem to be great but then every conversation...
There is a match for my story. Matches every detail of my adoption. All of it. I am awestruck. ...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Jan 29, 1962 (F) - Born in petaluma california marin county at hillcrest hospital. the... [more]

Jul 24, 1972 (F) - Birth certificate always had adopted parents information, not... [more]

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