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Adoption Truth and Transparency Information Worldwide Network
Through global and community outreach, we validate and support the experiences of like-minded activists. We (the people) are the ”task force” that generates progress and the respect we deserve.

We are devoted to listening to the needs of adopted people, progressive activists, artists, educators, grassroots human rights organizations, and long-lost family members who want to bridge the cultural gap by sharing stories, and resources, and is built around the progressive discussion.

If you believe that all humans should have the right to all information that pertains to them, or that identities should not be altered and sealed without one’s knowledge, and that all individuals should have the right to their (blood) family of birth, then you are invited to join.

What people are saying:
“This site connects us adoptees and offers support on a global scale and provides a place for us all to discuss adoption without the industry or adoptive parents intervening.” — James

“This is a place that we can learn the history of adoption and adoptee rights issues without feeling guilty for wanting to know more.” — Karen

“I enjoy learning ‘the hidden side of adoption’ issues, experiences, and insights. I can also ask personal questions without the fear that my family or friends will know it is me.” — Michelle

“This is an excellent website. I see it grow and what this can do on a global scale. Let’s just say we are flipping the script and shaking things up a bit.” — Peter

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The lion depicts the group’s spirit animal of personal power, assertiveness, and courage. When feeling down, channel the lion’s essence for strength to overcome difficulties and conquer any fears. The eagle wings represent community unity, freedom, and a higher perspective. The rare view of the landscape offers insight into what has happened in the past, and where to go for the benefit of future generations.

Adoption Stories: Excerpts from Adoption Books for Adults

“In all of these stories the ‘commerce’ of adoption facilitators and the social system, in general, is examined, finding that there are many cases of ‘problematic adoption situations’ that disavow the rights of adoptees to know their biologic parents – and a similar barricade for some biologic parents who wish to know the position of their children placed in adoption. As Janine summarizes, ‘Adopted people are diverse individuals with differing points of view, yet have been stigmatized into one type of people by the industry leaders. Even though we come from various backgrounds, we’ve been stereotyped as if all of us are somehow ungrateful if we don’t show enough appreciation, labeled as if having Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) when we don’t bond as expected, or too negative when we push for answers. This little book proves that we are an assorted population with varying backgrounds, and we should not be reduced to the label of anti-this or anti-that when we ask questions—questions that make the industry uncomfortable. Rather, we should be given the right to ask questions about our background and even gain access to our adoption documents when we inquire. We have the right to ask questions—even if it makes adoption agencies uncomfortable. We should have the right to know if we have blood-related sisters and brothers, aunts, or uncles. None of us should have to go to our graves without having the opportunity to develop friendships with our next-of-kin—if we so wish…” –Grady Harp, Amazon Reviewer

Read The "Unknown" Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now by Janine Myung Ja