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The 7 Core Issues of Adoption for Adoptees

When talking about adoption, it’s not uncommon to hear adopted persons being referred to as “lucky” for their situation. They were chosen by a family who loved them despite not having made them. They were given opportunities their birth parents weren’t able to provide. While it’s true that the love of their family is special and wonderful, it doesn’t paint the whole picture of adoption. The truth is, adoption impacts every person who experiences it — adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. These effects will last a lifetime for those individuals. But over the years, adoptees have often been overlooked…

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The Evolution of the Adoption Reunion

The search for an adoptee’s birth family has evolved with the Age of the Internet. What was once a decade-long search with a small guarantee has become a very possible and frequent scenario. Along with all the access the Internet has provided, open adoptions have eliminated the need for many adoptees to search altogether. The evolution of the adoption reunion has helped reunite thousands of adoptees with birth families over the past few decades, more than any other time previously. Thanks to the advances of the modern age and a shift in cultural values, more adoptees are finding the answers…

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Lost & Found: Steps to an Adoption Reunion

As humans, we have a natural curiosity about things. When there is information to be found out, we tend to search for answers. The same goes for adoptees. There may be many reasons why an adoptee decides to search for his or her birth parents, but mostly it’s that curiosity. That desire to find a part of yourself you may have always felt was missing. Adoption search and reunion in the age of the Internet is worlds better than it once was. With so much information at our fingertips, and special databases created just for that purpose, it’s easier than…

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Identity, Grief, and the Lasting Effects of Adoption

We often talk about the lasting effects of adoption on a birth mother’s life. What her grief process is like and how she copes afterwards. But we don’t really talk about what adoption is like for an adoptee. Adoption affects all those who are involved; but, especially the child being adopted. In popular culture, particularly in movies and television, adopted children are often portrayed as having difficult lives with lots of emotional issues. But in reality, though issues do present themselves, adopted children live fairly normal lives. Just like every other child, various life factors affect their childhood experiences. However,…