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

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

Q's for Adoptee's and whoever else...
I'm getting sick and tired of hearing this tired old myth repeated with ever increasing frequency... Adoption is...
Found out I was adopted at age 41
My adoptive father passed away when I was age 41. Since I was the executor of his estate I had to settle his affairs....

Adoption Reunion Registry


Jun 3, 1972 (M) - George v. ayton, attorney for adoptive parents [more]

Jan 27, 1987 (F) - Lawyer who handled case is thomas walsh, from russo walsh and walsh... [more]

Birth Mothers

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Sep 3, 1974 (F) - Put in foster care when a baby. mother used to come see me. adopted... [more]