Professional Adoptee Counselling Services Tailored to Your Needs

At Adoptee Alliance, we understand the unique challenges and emotional complexities that adult adoptees face throughout their lives. We provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their adoption experiences, heal from past traumas, and develop a deeper understanding of their identity. Our team of experienced and compassionate counsellors specializes in working with adult adoptees and we utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches to address adoption-related challenges including identity formation, relationship dynamics, and unresolved grief. Through personalized counselling sessions, we empower adoptees on their journey towards self-acceptance, resilience, and personal growth.

Nurturing Emotional Well-being: Why Adoptee Counselling Matters

Adoptee counselling plays a crucial role in nurturing the emotional well-being of adult adoptees. The adoption journey evokes a wide range of complex emotions, including loss, abandonment, and identity confusion. We provide a safe and confidential space for adoptees to process emotions, explore personal narratives, and develop coping strategies for navigating life’s challenges. We offer a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, and create an environment where adoptees can safely express feelings, share stories, and gain valuable insights and tools to cultivate self-compassion, resilience, and a sense of belonging.

Embracing Supportive Connections: The Benefits of Adoptee Counselling

Adoptee counselling at Adoptee Alliance goes beyond individual therapy sessions; it also offers the opportunity to connect with a community of individuals who share similar adoption experiences. Through group counselling, workshops, and support networks, adoptees can find a sense of belonging and validation, knowing that they are not alone in their journey. These connections provide a platform for sharing stories, gaining new perspectives, and building supportive relationships that can contribute to healing and personal growth. Our adoptee counselling services aim to foster a strong support network, empowering individuals to navigate their adoption journeys with resilience, self-empowerment, and a renewed sense of purpose.

Welcome. Glad you are here!

We offer therapy for adult Adoptees

You were adopted.

Maybe you’ve always known,

Or it may have been hidden from you.

What you know for sure is that you’ve never quite fit in.

Perhaps you’ve had a great life, perhaps not.

Either way, you’ve always had some nagging questions in your mind.

“Who am I? Where did I come from? Why was I abandoned? Is there someone out there who wonders what happened to me? Do they look like me, think like me, act like me? Do they miss me?”

About Adoptee Alliance

The founder of Adoptee Alliance is a Registered Social Worker and baby scoop-era adoptee.

By providing adoptee counselling we help Adult Adoptees discover their true selves, heal the invisible scars of relinquishment, rediscover a sense of belonging in the world, and build more meaningful lives.

Our Misson

As Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Counsellors, and Adoptees, we provide a safe space for Adult Adoptees to:

  • Heal the trauma they experienced in childhood
  • Explore the strategies they developed that protected them as children but perhaps no longer fully serve them
  • Recognize the core selves they have had to hide from the world up until now
  • Become the beautiful, authentic human beings they long to become
  • Support the creation of strong relationships with themselves and others
  • Build a sense of belonging and fullness

Experienced
Our team is experienced and understands the unique needs of adoptees

Online Availability
Don’t feel comfortable meeting face-to-face? No worries, we offer virtual sessions

Personalized
In counselling, one size does not fit all. We take the time to understand your unique story

Advocacy
We passionately advocate for adoptees

Our Practice

See us on Psychology Today

At Adoptee Alliance we help adult adoptees to heal from the childhood trauma of relinquishment.

Adoptee Alliance offers evidence-based support for individuals impacted by the developmental trauma of adoption. We provide personalized plans centered on somatic, psychodynamic, and relational healing, working collaboratively with our clients in a safe and inclusive environment. Our goal is to help our clients heal and find a renewed sense of belonging and connection.

Online adoptee therapy and counselling
Online adoptee therapy and counselling

Our Service

Heal from the comfort of your own home! Adoptee Alliance’s secure, PHIPA-compliant video therapy platform supports you wherever you feel the safest. Our services are accessible from anywhere in Ontario, without worrying about travelling, parking, or attending therapy in person.

Online Counselling

If you are ready to begin your journey toward healing and want to start online counselling, book a free 20 minute consultation today!

Are you an adult who was raised by a non-biological family?

Do you find yourself acting in ways you wish you could change but can’t seem to shake? Maybe you attribute your undesirable behaviours to simply being “bad,” or you feel like you don’t fully belong anywhere. Maybe you’ve had a reunion experience that left you feeling lost and confused, or you’re embarking on a reunion journey and need support. You’ve come to the right place.

We understand that taking the first step can be challenging and overwhelming. We are here to support you on your journey towards personal growth and a more fulfilling life. That’s why we encourage you to read our FAQs, where we address common questions about virtual counselling.

Our Blog

A compassionate and safe space where we share stories, insights, and resources dedicated to the experiences of adoptees. This blog is a place where you can feel understood, supported, and encouraged in your own adoption journey.
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My Adoptee Journey: From Longing to Healing

Welcome to Adoptee Alliance, a safe place dedicated to the healing of adoption wounds. In this space, we…

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A Polyvagal Perspective on Adoption

Adrian’s Story A Polyvagal Perspective on adoption: Adrian was born into a world of uncertainty and swift change.…

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Every Adoption Is, First, a Relinquishment

In the silent sanctuary of the womb, a tiny heartbeat fluttered like the wings of a butterfly, delicate…

Happy reunion Adoptee psychotherapy and counselling

Navigating the Emotional Landscape of Birth Family Reunion 

Introduction Embarking on a journey to reunite with one’s birth family is a tapestry threaded with anticipation, vulnerability,…

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Navigating Identity and Belonging: The Role of Psychotherapy in Adoptee Experiences

Adoption is a unique experience that can present challenges when it comes to identity and belonging. For adoptees, questions around their sense of self can be pervasive and complex. However, psychotherapy offers adoptees a safe space to explore these feelings without judgment. Therapists help clients construct a more cohesive identity that encompasses their background and experiences. With the use of various therapeutic techniques like narrative therapy, attachment work, and identity development models, adoptees can gain agency over their story. The strong, trusting relationship between the therapist and client provides a stable foundation for exploration, leading to a stronger, more integrated sense of identity and a deeper feeling of belonging.

Reach out today

Ready to begin your journey toward healing? Book a free 20-minute consultation today!

Please note that at this time, we are only able to provide virtual counselling services.