Moving Forward as an Adult Adoptee

September 15th, 2011

1249882_halfway_to_heavenAdoption can be difficult for both adoptive and biological parents. The same is true for adult adoptees, especially those who have reached out and haven't had successful reunion experiences. If you're an adult adoptee and you feel hurt, betrayed, or depressed, there are ways to move forward and find happiness and contentment in your life, despite the choices of others. You may be angry because your biological parents placed you with an adoptive family, or because you wanted your biological parents to parent you instead of letting another family do it. You may feel lost or alone because your past is a mystery and you don't know your or your family's history. No matter your personal adoption experience, you can emotionally heal and… [more]

Have You Established Contact? Do You Want to?

January 25th, 2010

967211_magnifying_glassThere are many of you out there who want to begin your search for reconnection—or at least have thought about it. It can be a scary thing to think about. It is full of unknowns and mystery. And because the reconnection journey can be so long and arduous, just the mere thought can be completely overwhelming. For those who have already reconnected or are currently in the thick of reconnecting, you understand what others are going through. That’s one reason it is important to be a support to others in similar situation. Use your story and your experience to guide, instruct, and inform others. Some of those who are searching don’t know how to get started or how to continue. This is where… [more]

Search Resources for All Triad Members

April 9th, 2007
Categories: Support Groups

I strongly recommend a local search and support group in the area you live as well as the area you are searching in if they are different. There are also national organizations such as the Adoptee Liberty Movement Association (ALMA), American Adoption Congress (AAC), and Concerned United Birth Parents (CUB). These groups not only encourage adoption search and support but also believe in openness in current adoption practice. The contact information for the organizations mentioned in this blog is at the end along with the links to their websites. As you may have found by surfing the internet, there is ton of literature out there in regards to adoption search and reunion. There are many helpful books and articles… [more]

American Adoption Congress (AAC)

November 17th, 2006
Categories: Support Groups

The American Adoption Congress (AAC) is an International organization 28 years old, composed of all members of the triad, educators, social workers and anyone else who promotes honesty in adoption. The AAC does not promote adoption nor arrange them. The AAC is all volunteer and are well known to other groups such as PACER and CUB. The AAC is a leader in adoption conferences where a gathering of researchers, agencies, studies, and anyone interested in adoption issues share knowledge with each other. The conferences include international adoption agencies, therapists, authors, and triad members. Anyone is welcome! The AAC Mission Statement reads "The American Adoption Congress comprises individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform. We represent those whose lives are touched… [more]