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Dedicated to celebrating the voices of openly adopted adoptees. Helping to provide words for those who are trying to understand these unspeakably complicated and defining moments.

Who We Are

Created by two open adoptees, Openly Adopted is a passion project that is here to support adoptees searching to understand how open adoption has shaped who they are and the families they belong to. We hope to spread a message of hope and compassion to those searching for answers about family and identity.


Through shared stories, Openly Adopted is creating a unique collective to help people navigate their experiences where lived experiences are fully seen and heard. We believe that sharing our stories and speaking our truth can make a difference in encouraging self-acceptance and fostering collective action. 

What We Do

We have built this space with the intention of amplifying the voices of open adoptees. 

The resources and information found here are intended for all adoptees and their experiences.


Story of Openly Adopted

How Openly Adopted came to be and our intentions behind the site. 

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Stories from Adoptees

Listen to and read the experiences of open adoptee's. Find insights on navigating the complexity.

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Resources for All Adoptees

A compiled list of relevant resources ranging from accessing community to mental health.


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Peer Meetings

An place for open adoptees to find support face-to-face. 
Moderated by peers with lived experience.

The intention is simple: provide a space for adoptees to explore what their adoption means to them, wherever they may be on that journey. 


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An place for open adoptees to find support online. 
Moderated by adoptees. 

Share your experiences and support other open adoptees online in different aspects of the experience.

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Reach Out To Us!

Get in touch with Openly Adopted to give feedback, suggest additional resources, or learn more about how you can get involved.​

Or email us at:

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Want to Share Your Story?

Participate in a conversation about your adoption journey. Share your experiences with the adoptee community to help others gain insight in their experiences.

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