Counseling resources

For adoptees, finding counseling professionals who understand the complexities of adoption and who hold adoptee-centric perspectives is challenging.

The following resources may be helpful in guiding you in your search for counselors.

Articles (open access links) about adult adoptees and counseling

Alvarado, S. B., Rho, J. L., & Lambert, S. F. (2014). Counseling families with emerging adult transracial and international adoptees. The Family Journal22(4), 402-408.

Baden, A. L., Kitchen, A., Mazza, J. R., Harrington, E. S., & White, E. E. (2017). Addressing adoption in counseling: A study of adult adoptees’ counseling satisfaction. Families in Society98(3), 209-216.

Baden, A. L., & O’Leary Wiley, M. (2007). Counseling adopted persons in adulthood: Integrating practice and research. The Counseling Psychologist35(6), 868-901.

Corder, K. (2012). Counseling adult adoptees. The Family Journal20(4), 448-452.