Are you an Adult Adoptee who has navigated your journey almost entirely alone?
Have you ever been in a room full of people but felt so abandoned and isolated at the same time?
Have you ever been angry or enraged regarding your adoption journey?
Have you ever felt like no one understands you or your journey?
Have you struggled with the in’s and out’s of being adopted all alone with no support or guidance to help you along the way?
Adoptees, Look No Further.
We’re in 50 locations around the USA with three in Canada, and one in the United Kingdon and our groups are GROWING!
The way you are feeling is normal for a not normal situation. Nothing is normal about being separated from your family of origin at the beginning of life.
Adoptees Connect, Inc.® was founded for a purpose, to connect adult adoptees with one another so we are no longer walking through our journeys alone. This is a peer led safe space for Adult Adoptees to receive mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery. It’s a place to make a difference in our community and maybe even safe a life. This is our safe space to share our hearts about how it feels to be adopted. There is healing in connecting with those who “Get It”. Adoptees Connect is designed to be a valuable resource to Adult Adoptees who might be facing similar challenges and a valuable component to help Adult Adoptees heal.
Our hope is relationships are built in our communities in our groups and every Adult Adoptee has a lifeline of someone who is also adopted who they can walk through life with so they feel less isolated and alone. When we have a “Safe Space” to share our feelings about being adopted, there are many benefits. We will feel less isolated, alone and judged. We can talk openly and honestly about our feelings. We won’t be silenced by those who don’t understand us. We can gain a sense of empowerment and control over our own stories and lives. In return we hope this “Safe Space” can help us experience less anxiety, stress, depression and fatigue.
Adult Adoptees are over represented in the jails, prisons, mental health facilities, and treatment centers. Adoptees are 4x more likely to attempt suicide than non-adoptees.
Together we can walk this journey out and and make a difference in one another’s lives. Adoptees have been connecting for years online, now it’s time we make some connections in real life in our areas. Connecting in real life is such a deeper connection than one that can be made online and we all deserve these kind of relationships with those who understand us.
Adoptees Connect® is a peer led adoptee centric connect group for adult adoptees. This group is designed to be a “brave space” for adoptees to gather and share their experiences, hard times & hopes regarding their adoption journeys. We believe being adopted can come with complexities that only another adoptee can understand and this is why adoptees connecting with one another is so critical. Our desire is to let every adoptee know they aren’t alone and the way they feel is normal for a not normal situation. Nothing is normal about being separated from your biological families at the beginning of life.
Founder/President: Pamela A. Karanova
Group Locations Can Be Found Here.
FAQ’s Can Be Found Here.
Information on Starting A New Group Can Be Found Here.
Group Guidelines Can Be Found Here.