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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.


Adopted Individuals Resources

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.

Adopted Individuals Resources

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.

Families with Children from China NY (FCCNY) Monthly Adult Adoptees Conversation

Also Known As offers monthly virtual forums for adoptees ages 18+

SidexSide Project: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World

The Adoptee Lounge and The Adopted Life Blog, Angela Tucker

Rhonda Roorda, International Speaker and Author on Transracial Adoption

Adoptee Empowerment Coach, Michelle Madrid-Branch

Michelle Madrid-Branch is an author, speaker, international adoptee, and global advocate for women and children; specializing in the areas of adoption and foster care. She is the author of Coco & Olive: The Color of Love, a children's book celebrating family diversity.

Adoption-Informed Therapist, Cam Lee Small

Cam, author of This is Why I Was Adopted, is an internationally recognized thought leader on adoption and mental health. Trans-racially adopted from Korea and founder of Therapy Redeemed, he holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a licensed professional clinical counselor. He has received training for adoption competency through Center for Adoption Support and Education and is a vetted clinician with MN ADOPT. He is also a member of the APA’s Minority Fellowship Program and has written extensively about his personal experience with international search and reunion.

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