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Adopted Individuals

Being adopted is a significant part of your story, and we understand it comes with complex emotions and experiences. Whether you’re looking to connect with other adopted individuals, find therapeutic resources, or get advice on how to navigate the search and reunion process, NCFA is a trusted source here to help.


Resources from Adopted Individuals

Recommended Resources for Adopted Individuals

Search & Reunion

"Having faced the challenge of searching for a trusted resource to help me through the search and reunion process, I know firsthand how important it is for adopted individuals to have confidence in the information they receive. NCFA is the leading adoption advocacy organization and has the expert resources to help adopted individuals make the most informed decisions. In fact, my belief in the mission of NCFA to serve the entire adoption community is so strong that I asked to join the board and have been a member for over six years!"

- Mike T.

Adoption is a lifelong journey.

We know the journey of adoption doesn’t end when the papers are signed. Being adopted impacts your life in new ways all the time, whether you’re four or 42. We recognize that during some periods of your life, you will process your story more intensely than others, and that you will probably continue to discern what it means for you throughout your whole life. NCFA has been a leading voice in the adoption world since 1980, and we hope that through our resources you will find the trusted guidance and support you need to embrace your story and live confident in your worth, strength, and identity.

Resources for Adopted Individuals

Many adoption agencies offer support groups, social opportunities, and counseling services for adoptees.

  • I Am Adoptee is created by adoptees, for adoptees. Seeks to curate an online community of resources to help navigate the lived experience of being an intercountry adopted person.
  • Adoptees Connect is a peer-led, adoptee-centric connect group for adult adoptees, with chapters across the United States and beyond.
  • Also Known As offers monthly virtual forums for adoptees ages 18+
  • SidexSide Project: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World
  • Adoptee Mentorship Society
  • Rhonda Roorda, International Speaker and Author on Transracial Adoption
  • Cam Lee Small 

Search and Reunion

Find an Agency or Attorney

Search NCFA's Member Directory to find an adoption professional to assist you with a range of services including homestudies, placement services, expectant parent counseling, birthparent support, legal services, search and reunion guidance, post adoption support, and much more.

Pursuing International Adoption? Agency requirements are different than domestic adoptions. Before searching the Directory, learn more by clicking here.

Not sure which one you need? Click here to find out.

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