Adoptees Connect is a peer-led, adoptee-centric connect group for adult adoptees. This group is designed to be a safe space for adoptees to gather and share their experiences regarding their individual adoption journeys. We believe that being adopted can come with its own set of complexities that only another adoptee can truly understand. Through Adoptees Connect Groups, adult adoptees are able to empower one another through encouragement, community, as well as a concrete place to find their voices as they navigate their adoptee journeys together. Through our collective efforts, we strive to bring hope & healing to as many adoptees as possible by building lifelong connections between those who understand. Our goal is to let every adoptee know that they aren’t alone and the way they feel is very normal amidst a not-so- normal situation. Nothing is normal about being separated from your biological families at the beginning of life.
Our organization is a global effort-we’ve created chapters both across the nation and abroad. Our groups are designed to take online relationships offline in an attempt to get to know the person behind the profile. Jarring statistics of adoptees attempting suicide 4x more than non-adoptees as well as prisons, jails, treatment facilities and mental health facilities being overpopulated with adoptees, makes our mission all the more vital. Our hope is that our mission will ultimately help to counteract with these staggering statistics.
At Adoptees Connect we strive to make a difference in the lives of Adult Adoptees and those impacted by Adoption. We provide a service to Adult Adoptees in our communities that would be otherwise unavailable.
Being adopted is often one of the most challenging experiences in a person’s life. It’s said to be a lonely journey, and it often can be. It can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders when you have no one in your life with whom to share your experiences. It can feel isolating and often, many adoptees give up simply because they don’t have the motivation to keep going. The experience can be discouraging in many ways.
We aren’t designed to walk our journeys alone.
We all need support every now and then. Connecting with other Adult Adoptees who understand is a life changing experience. Regardless of what stage you’re at in your adoption journey, rest assured that another adoptee will understand what it is you’re going through and be able to give you the encouragement you need to keep going.
Adoptees Connect Groups help many people cope with the emotional aspects of being adopted by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges. They also allow people to learn from other adoptees facing similar situations.
Benefits of participating in an Adoptees Connect Group may include:
- Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
- Gaining a sense of empowerment and control
- Improving coping skills and a sense of adjustment
- Talking openly and honestly about adoptee feelings
- Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
- Developing a clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation
- Being around others that speak the same language as you
- Comparing notes about resources, what has helped and not helped in healing
- Identifying triggers and how to process them
- Building lifelong relationships
- Improving quality of life
- Exciting activities together
- Empowering one another by sharing experiences, strengths and hopes
- Resource Referrals
In Adoptees Connect Groups, you’ll find Adult Adoptees with problems just like yours. Members of a Connect group usually share their personal experiences and offer one another emotional comfort and moral support. They may also offer practical advice and tips to help you cope with your situation.
At Adoptees Connect, we’re focused and dedicated on building lifelong relationships with one another. We have the opportunity to navigate this life together by planning fun activities, hosting monthly small group meetings and sharing our lives with one another . Adoptees Connect is where adoptee voices meet.
This is the basis of what Adoptees Connect was founded on.
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Adoptees Connect Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to Adoptees Connect are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor regarding deductibility. EIN: 83-1862971. Thank you for your generosity in helping our vision move forward.