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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.
    • Adoptees Discussion Group. Monday, Sept. 30. 7-9 pm September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, 3010 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G5, Canada

      Adoptees Discussion Group. In the meeting room at JJ Bean Main & 14th

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    • Bringing New Awareness and Skills to your Reunion Relationship November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 3070 – 264th Street in Aldergrove B.C

      Bringing New Awareness and Skills to your Reunion RelationshipA One Day, Skill Building, Hands-On Workshop Offered by
       The Forget Me Not Family Society

      Presented by Catherine Moore MA RCC
      www.catherinemoore.ca www.weareadopted.ca

      If you are in process or paused in an adoption reunion relationship and want perspective, skills and practice in negotiating the tricky, tender territory involved, this workshop is for you.

      What you will gain:
       a better understanding of the unique nature of adoption reunions
       how to bring more awareness and compassion to self and others
       practice using effective communication skills
       ways of finding peace regardless of what is

      When: 9am to 4pm Saturday November 16, 2019
      Where: 3070 – 264th Street in Aldergrove B.C. (White Spot conference room)
      What’s Included: am and pm Coffee break with snacks, full lunch, support/discussion group to follow

      Cost: Early Registration by September 30th : $85.00
                Registration after September 30th : $95.00
                ($20.00 Discount for Forget Me Not Family Society Members)
      Registration/Information please contact:
       Catherine Moore: info@catherinemoore.ca or info@weareadopted.ca
       Marnie Tetz: www.adoptioncircles.net marnietetz@shaw.ca

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