Our story began when we noticed there were very few, if any, places that adult adoptees could go to find community – a space where they could go that was meant only for adoptees themselves. While online groups or general adoption support groups were plentiful, there was no concrete space just for adult adoptees.
From this noticeable gap, Adoptees Connect was born.
At Adoptees Connect, we focus on putting adoptee voices first by creating a safe and valuable adoptee-centric space, created by and for adoptees, where their voices can meet and be heard.
In January of 2018, the first connect group was planted in Lexington, KY. The groups stray away from the traditional support group model by placing a larger emphasis on building strong, healthy relationships with other adoptees. Connect groups are meant to be a place of conversation and validation.
No matter what your background or what your adoptee experience has been, all adoptees will have a place within Adoptees Connect. Whether adoptees are hiking, having coffee, or going out to eat, there are always a wide variety of opportunities to connect outside of the monthly connect group meeting.
In just two short years, 45 connect groups have been planted in 43 cities and 27 states. It is the hope of Adoptees Connect to plant a group in every city, in every state in the country. This way, anywhere an adoptee might go, they will always have a community to fall back on. Our groups are designed to take online relationships offline, and to get to know the person behind the profile.