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WE ARE ADOPTED is a not-for-profit organization which is dedicated to serving and forwarding the interests of adopted people of all ages.

We are not an adoption placement agency.

We do not provide assistance in searching for family members or in facilitating adoption reunions, however we can assist you in finding sources that can help you with a search of this kind. Please see the links section of the website for more information.

We have a facebook group called WE ARE ADOPTED and we hold a discussion/support meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  For more information please contact

We DO offer peer support meetings, counselling and advocacy services, guest speakers, panels, and whatever other resources the community wants or needs. Our goal is to have a permanent resource centre including a lending library. If you are an adopted person you are welcome to share your thoughts and ideas and take advantage of the resources we offer.

WE ARE ADOPTED came about as a result of a research project begun by Catherine Moore. Over the years she wondered what had become of the many reunions that she witnessed when she was reunited with her birth family in the early 1990’s. She began searching for books or articles on the subject but could find nothing about reunions other than “how to” guides. In order to find out more she began to ask reunited families to share their experiences and wisdom. As she began researching and interviewing contributors, she realized that while there are resources and associations for other members of the adoption triad, there are no local groups specifically for and about adopted people: hence the birth of the WE ARE ADOPTED.

Much work has been done identifying the issues relevant to all members of the adoption triad – birth parent, adoptee and adoptive parent – but much remains to be learned about what comes after, and how current and future adoption practice can be modified to enhance the experience for all participants.

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  • Next Meeting:

    Meetings of WE ARE ADOPTED discussion group are held monthly. All those who are adopted are welcome. Please contact us for further information.

    Nothing from November 22, 2017 to December 22, 2017.

  • Workshop Series

    "Awakening Your Inner Hero: Self-Discovery Journey for Adult Adoptees" Weekend Workshop October 20-22, 2017
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    Ginny Paulsen shared Upworthy's video to the group: We Are Adopted. ...

    For some adoptees, their own adoption can be a complicated topic. Luckily, this woman discovered the supportive community that surrounded her. Testimony is an Upworthy documentary series capturing the unique stories of people everywhere. The opinions and perspectives shared are their own.

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    WE ARE ADOPTED presents: A series self-discovery workshops

    A HERO’S JOURNEY Led by Erin Melvin RYT and Catherine Moore MA RCC

    If you were adopted you grew up with a story. Something you may have been told or a story you made up. Is that story
    still true for you?

    This workshop is an opportunity to examine your stories from a different perspective with you as the hero.

    Through movement, discussion and reflective writing you will leave with a more authentic version of your story.

    Focused Empowering Transformational

    Saturday, June 25
    1:00 – 4:00 PM

    Your Investment:
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    Early Bird: $65
    Location: Ocean & Crow
    Ocean and Crow Studios Inc.
    1707 Grant Street, Vancouver BC
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    WE ARE ADOPTED offers peer support meetings, counselling and advocacy services, guest speakers, panels, and whatever other resources the community wants or needs. Our goal is to have a permanent resource centre including a lending library. If you are an adopted person you are welcome to share your thoughts and ideas and take advantage of the resources we offer.

    The WE ARE ADOPTED monthly discussion/support meetings All adopted people are welcome to join. We meet once a month (except July and August) at a central Vancouver location. Contact us info@adopteesassociation.ca for more info.
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