Adoptee & Foster Voices

Adoptee and foster alumni are by far our most important voices.* When seeking to understand the complexities of the adoptive and foster care journeys, they are indisputably the experts. Their wisdom and lived experience have so much to teach us all. Please reference our Transracial Parenting/Cultural Diversity, Hair Care and Talking About Race pages for more resources.

*This page was created with input from adoptees & foster alumni. Remember that each adoptee or foster alum has their own narrative that may, or may not, reflect those of others.

“...learn to listen to the voices of foster children, both present and past...We know what hurts us and what helps us.” ~Rosalind Folman, foster alum

Websites

Recommended Books & Articles

Foster & Adoptee Voice-related materials in ORPARC's library, including Closure: A Documentary About Adoption

Videos & Podcasts