Transitioning to Adulthood

Moving into adulthood is hard! After experiencing foster care, adoption or other losses, finding one's way as a "grown up" can be even more challenging. Every young person has their own unique path to forge & follow. With their help, we've done our best to gather resources to support this important, inevitable journey. Please reference our Adoptee & Foster Voices, Grief & Loss, Mental Health, Parent & Professional Self Love and Care, Teen Topics and Trauma pages for more resources.

Much gratitude to the young people whose lived experience voices have informed this page!

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." ~Dr. Seuss


Education specific

Career specific

Housing, Vehicles & Finances specific

Wellbeing & culturally specific

Recommended Books & Articles

Transitioning to Adulthood-related materials in ORPARC's library

Adult adoption

Videos & Podcasts