Adoptee & Foster Voices

Adoptee and foster alumni are by far our most important voices.* When seeking to understand the complexities of adoptive or foster care journeys, they are indisputably the experts. Their wisdom and life experience have much to teach us all. Please reference our All About Me, Birth Parent Grief & Loss, Celebrations, Holidays & Other Special Occasions, Hair Care, Life Story Work, Navigating Birth Family Relationships & Openness, Siblings, Talking About Race, Transracial Parenting/Cultural Diversity and Tribal-specific pages for more resources.

*This page was created with input from adoptees & fosterees. Reminder each unique narrative may, or may not, reflect those of others.

FIRST Annual FREE adult BIPOC Adoptees VOICES Conference coming to Portland - July 26-28, 2024!

FREE National Virtual Adult Adoptee Support Group - 1st Thursday monthly, no registration needed!

“...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

ORPARC Directory of Foster-Adoption Competent Providers, including BIPOC-specific!


Foster specific (reminder: some foster, adoptive, guardianship identities overlap)

Recommended Books & Articles

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

Native Voices

Videos & Podcasts

Foster specific (reminder: some foster, adoptive, guardianship identities overlap)