Late Discovery Adoptees - LDAs

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

An LDA Speaks Out
Ilene Rachel, a Late Discovery Adoptee, tells her story. All should read this!

Late Discovery Adoptees (LDAs)
Many learn of their adoption as children; others don't learn about it until they are adults. Ron Morgan's article presents many of the difficulties encountered when learning as an adult about having been adopted.

Resources for LDAs
Take a dive into the world of adoption, searching, reform, and support; for late discovery adoptees.

"Why Wasn't I Told?"
In her presentation to an adoption conference, Lynne Pearl of the Post-Adoption Resource Center explores "making sense of the late discovery of adoption."
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Reorita - 10 months ago
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I am once of four girls all given up for adoption in the 1950/1960's. I am now 62 and was given up at the age of 4yrs old. My older sister and I were split up and the two younger girls we adopted by the same family. I have tried our local government department in South Africa and they are useless to day the least and do only to well the everyone wishes to earn an income to help us but I have paid thousands out to people who still to date have been unable to help and really at the point where I wish we as adoptees can find someone who is willing to help us find our families and help us to find a place in the sun where we can also belong,without knowing who we are and where we really come from we are all people without a past #1
STELLA - 4 months ago
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Dianna - 1 year ago
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I've been looking for my birthmother for 40 years, I am 59 now and have almost given up. I've registured on all I thought would be helpful and do not have the $ to be effective. #3
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