Expressions of life issues experienced by adult adoptees include the effects of closed adoptions, loss, and emotional trauma. Adoptee Perspectives on Adoption ... [more]
"Black market adoptions" generally mean the sale of children by unscrupulous persons for profit. In order to conceal illegal practices, original birth records were destroyed and r... [more]
Three years ago I came face to face with my birth mother for the first time since I was a six month old infant. It was the result of many years of searching and dead ends that finally ... [more]
When one has a successful search, it is always important to be cautious when it comes to the reunion. Initiating contact can be both exciting and scary, being that one does not know what the outcome may be; however, here are some things to consider.... [more]
5 Stages of Reconnection, I am Cindy. I was Adopted., Meeting My Mother for the Second Time, Meeting My Mother Part 2: The Reunion, Overcoming Inertia, Preparation is Everything, She Needs to Know, Wanted: The Missing Puzzle Piece, Ways to Prepare for Post-Reunion Relationships, After the Search is Completed, Making Contact, After Contact, After Contact (Discussion), Disappointing Reunion, Share Your Story
Adoptee Access to Original Birth Certificates, Tips for Birthparents, Brick Wall, For Adoptive Parents, For All Triad Members, Genetic Sexual Attraction, Spouses/Families, Open Records, Why Adoptees Search
Current Search Practices, When an Angel Offers to Help You Search, Books, DNA Testing, Find People & Information, Genealogy Tools, Libraries, Online Tools, Public Records, Reunion Registries, Local Search Resources
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