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The Language Barrier as an Adoptee

10 September

For a lot of adoptees when they are searching for their Birth Parents. The Language Barrier can be an issue and to communicate it can be quite hard to keep up. It was hard for me to keep in touch with my Birth Parents when I first got in contact because they were very excited […]

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Have a Story to Share? Share with the community!

20 May

From when we started in 2015 we have shared over 400 stories from adoptees worldwide. Many stories from all areas of the world. When we started the project we didn’t expect to see this many people reach out to us. We have now started to create groups for the project which you can now access […]

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Why Adoptees Should Keep in Contact with Each Other

15 January

When we started this project back in 2015, we started to set up several meet ups for the project. Adoptees have been able to meet each other from all over New Zealand. We set up several ‘Meet-ups’ that have been a good chance for adoptees to simply meet each other. Along with meet-ups for others […]

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Planning to Travel Overseas to visit your Birth Country?

16 August

As any adoptee. Many who are adopted inside their own Country are able to get to where they came from a little bit easier than those who are adopted overseas. There is never a perfect time and nobody can answer that but yourself. We have some tips below that can help you get to where […]

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Searching for your Birth Parents if you adopted from Russia

16 June

Are you adopted from Russia? Like many of us from the early 1990s up until now we were one of those children adopted into a Family outside of Russia. In the 1990s in America alone there was over 19,000 adoptions from Russia in the 1990s. For New Zealand there were over 600. Worldwide from China […]

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The Right Age to Search

16 May

Are you adopted? But not sure what is the best age to start your search? Many adoptees have sent through stories to share on the I’m Adopted Facebook Page with most of them in their late 20s. As an Adoptee the right after to the right age to start your search is that there is no […]

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Adoption Documentaries for Every Adoptee

5 May

I have done a bit of research and I have seen a few of these myself. I recommend these for any adoptee to watch. You can find these to watch online on NetFlix or even YouTube. Which ones have you watched before? The Dark Matter of Love (2014) This documentary follows an American family that […]

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Staying Connected with your Birth Parents

1 February

When adoptees eventually find their Birth Parents it’s always good for adoptees to make sure that they keep in touch.

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Feeling Different Being Adopted

30 November

With being adopted, many people always want to know simply what their Birth Parents may look like or just who they are. Growing up some people may feel different or left out.

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Revisiting Your Birth Country or Town

5 October

Are you adopted and would like to visit your Birth Country or Town? Your not the only one. Even if you have not yet found your Birth Parents many adoptees are going back to see where they came from. It can be all an overwhelming experience. From all the planning to then to the travelling. Some […]

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Growing Up with Adopted Siblings

22 June

How did you grow up? Did you grow up with brothers or sisters that were also adopted? Or were you the only one adopted? When I was adopted I was taken out of an Orphanage in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

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Inside My Orphanage – Arkhangelsk, Russia 1994

10 June

I don’t remember too much after being adopted in 1994. I came to New Zealand when I was 2 years old. These photos were taken in my Birth City of Arkhangelsk, Russia in July and August 1994.

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Would you change anything knowing that you are adopted?

5 June

Would you change anything knowing that you are adopted? – We asked several adoptees their thoughts.

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Adoption and Characteristics

12 May

Back in 2013, I decided to do a search for my Birth Parents in Russia. I had no idea what I was in for and I had no idea what my Birth Parents were like.

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Finding Your Birth Parents. Where to Start your Search.

23 February

Finding Your Birth Parents can make anyone nervous. Not knowing where to start or what to do is always on your mind when you first want to do a search.

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