Adopted Persons

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Resources, information, issues, and support for adopted persons, and a special section for young adoptees with stories, heritage resources, and places to meet other young people around the world.

Adoptee Personal Pages

Personal stories about all aspects of the adoptee experience from adoptees around the world.... [more]

Famous & Well-Known Adoptees (with biographies)

Adopted persons have distinguished themselves in many fields including sports, literature, politics, and the arts. This growing list includes biographical summaries and references for further reading.... [more]

Late Discovery Adoptees (LDAs)

Resources, information and support for late discovery adoptees, those who discovered or were told of their adopted status as adults.... [more]

Life Issues

Expressions of life issues experienced by adult adoptees include the effects of closed adoptions, loss, and emotional trauma.... [more]

Search Issues

Some search, others do not. And adoptive parents are often concerned about search and the impact on the family. Resources for all groups.... [more]

The Myth Series: Killer Adoptees

What do ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night have in common with adoptees? To hear some tell it, we can be scarier than the most frightening monsters.... [more]

Community

Support groups and places of gathering and community for adult adoptees of all heritages.

Young Adoptees

Great sites for and about youth in extended and blended adoptive and foster families around the world; places to read, talk, find support, and make new friends.

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michael schuster - 7 months ago
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IAM adoptee with no right to no who I am BUFFALO NY BIRTHDAY JUNE 21 1959 I was found on the steps of a infant home JUNE 24 1959 THE INFANT IS OUR LADY OF VICTORY Father Baker Lackawanna NY HELP ME FIND MY BIRTH MOTHER LIKE AND SHARE YHANK YOU FOR READING MY NOTE #1
Lisa - 6 days ago
I was adopted at about 6 weeks of age and have always know I was adopted. I felt special being adopted, as well was my older brother whose birth mother found my that in his life. I never really had much interest, I have great parents! My dad was by best friend and he passes away suddenly 2 years ago and life hasn't been the same since. I love my mom and brother and my own children, but my dad was so special to me I still cry some nights for him, I guess that's when I start thinking about my birth parents. I was born April fools day 1963 at El Camino Hospital and adopted from the children home society. I know my birth mom picked my parent, but I nothing less about them.i still live in mt view, and worked at that hospital for about 3 years. I guess if anyone reads this and the last name Kiely sound familiar and you had a baby girl apr1 1963, please get in contact with me, no expectations, just thank you for what you did and hard it must have been and maybe we can get to know each other. #2
Terri - 1 month ago
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I was adopted by a wonderful couple on 7/3/57 from Beverly Hospital in Montebello, Ca. I couldn't have asked for a better family or life. As it turns out, I was unable to have children of my own and have an adopted daughter. I also had the unfortunate experience of having a birthmom request a child to be returned. Adoption isn't an easy alternative...there is every bit as much pain as physically giving birth, but most is mental. There is concern about the childs health, history and the birthmom's change of heart. However, when it is all done, and the dust settles, life is wonderful. Always be honest with an adopted child. Both myself and my daughter always knew we were adopted...just something we talked about and it became the norm. It's an amazing way to create a family, and most people are surprised by how many factors that make up a person are environmental, and not hereditary. You will find you love an adopted child every bit as much as you would love a birth child. #3
suzanne - 5 months ago
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I was born in Germany and adopted to U.S. parents. How do I start searching? #4
Linda - 1 month ago
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was born march 2 1963 in jacksonville nc. Would like to find my birth mother or father. please any help would be greatly appreciated. Just don't know where to start looking. #5
christy elaine Harris - 5 months ago
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Im looking for my birth son Tyler Sheldon Stubblefield he was born Sept 1 1995 in Amarillo, TX at Northwest Texas hospital he was taken away from me in Pensacola, Florida I was living at a homeless shelters called the salvation Army I went too court and they wouldn't give him back too me because I was homeless I did what I had too do for my son to have a better life I gave him up for adoption in Pensacola, FL #6
melinda - 10 months ago
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I was born Jan. 15, 1955 in Los Angeles County I believe. I don't think my mother knew if she had a boy or girl. I was told she was around 25. Dr. Porter in Pomona may have delivered me. I was only 4lbs. 4oz. Looking to see if anyone is looking for me. At 58 I don't have a lot of hope but we will see. #7
rosemary - 8 months ago
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I was born 8-25-97 in danedin FL I know a lot about my birth parents and choose not to talk to them they were bad people and when I finally got the chance to talk to my birth mom she lied about every thing even though I had seen the court case believe me I might only be 16 but I Regret the disition I Made to make contact I now live with my aunt who I love and today call my mother I am sure that some of u will have happy endings but some may not i k i did even though i did not connect well with my birth parents. continue as u will but be known that it might not turn out the way u hoped with great love in your searching Rosie w #8
leta - 2 months ago
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i was born 5/3/65 lenox hill hosp in new York city to a young single white mother.father was black. both were un-named. I desparately want to meet my birth mother and/or siblings. how do I search with only non-identifying information available? #9
Vondrita - 5 months ago
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I was born 4/15/1973 in gainesville fl they said my mom was a teenager 13 when she had me my father was a truck driver and my grandmother made my mom give me up. When my parents adopted me they said everyone at the agency called me VeVe. Help I really want to meet my parents. #10
harold - 2 months ago
adoted by US service couple in 1950lost birth records.what do I do #11
Joanne - 4 months ago
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I am searching for my daughter who was born 6/22/81 in Long Branch NJ. Even if she doesn't want a relationship with me, I have a lot of medical history I think she may need. #12
KIM - 7 months ago
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I was born 1-16-1963 in Miami, Florida. My mother who gave me up for adoption, her name is Dorothy Williams. She had put other children up for adoption before me. I didn't find out I was adopted until I was 42 years old. I have no medical history of my birth parents. The father is unknown. I am interested to find my brother's/sister's also. #13
heather - 9 months ago
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I was born in queens n.y. 9-17-1963 given the birth name marcelle hobbs adopted through spence chapin agency #14
kathryn - 7 months ago
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I was adopted from the Methodist mission home in dec 1969 in san Antonio tx my birthday is 11-30-69 my mothers last name was acres she was 21 #15
Joann - 9 months ago
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Hi... I think I'm adopted I was born In Neptune NJ 1/21/1974 and my name is Joann. I'm officially going to get to the bottom of this!!! Would love some feedback on the right steps to take:) #16
nancy - 1 year ago
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u want kids to to have a good home..why does it cost..so we keep kids in the system..how does this help kids..but someone's pocket #17
tiffany - 8 months ago
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i was born december,12,1996 named neykiera wells at glaveston utmb ive found my mother her name corliss R.Wells but now im still in search for my father i have a name but im not sure thats it( john harper). all i know is he's a white male and im a mixed child my mother is black if anyone knows anything you can find me on facebook (Bluu'Diamondd his'love Johnson) #18
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