For Adopted People
Being adopted has a lifelong impact for the adopted person. Adopted people often wonder where they come from and whom they look like. Adopted people may want to search for their biological families, or if adopted through intercountry adoption, may want to visit their country of birth and investigate their roots. Find resources in this section that may be helpful to people who joined their families through adoption.
- Connecting with other adopted people
- Educational assistance
- Late discovery
- Lifelong impact of adoption
- Perspectives of transracial adopted people
Search & Reunion
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Address the concerns of both adopted people who are searching for birth parents or other birth relatives, as well as birth parents (both mothers and fathers) who want to locate a child who was adopted.
Impact of Adoption on Adopted Persons
Child Welfare Information Gateway (2013)
Examines the impact of adoption on adopted people who have reached adulthood. This factsheet addresses several themes that have emerged from both the personal accounts of adopted persons and academic research, including loss, the development of identity and self-esteem, interest in genetic information, and managing adoption issues.