An Adoption Forum to Empower.

Adoption Truth and Transparency: A Forum to Empower
Adoption Truth and Transparency: A Forum to Empower

Progressive | Realistic | Insightful | An EQUAL-Rights Stance

Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Information Network (ATTWIN) was initiated in 2011. This forum is hosted by Adoption Trafficking. Members include domestic, late-discovery, transracial, internationally adopted people, and families separated by adoption from every continent. We are a unique activist organization that uses various mediums to fulfill its mission to critique adoption policies and procedures, raise awareness, and share diverse adoption experiences. Simply put, our goal is to create a place that gives a well-rounded perspective on the adoption processes and policies.

We are activists that remove the veil of adoption.

The purpose of the diverse group has been to: validate the vast experiences of adopted people:

  • balance the professional field of adoption;
  • encourage global discussion;
  • inform and empower all family members separated by adoption.

Advantages of having an expanded bird’s eye view of the industry include support from and for others placed in similar situations and connection with fellow equal-rights advocates and activists.

We are a forum to empower each other and create change.

Adoption Truth utilizes various mediums to fulfill our mission, such as our first published book, Adoptionland, and Rare Adoption Books for Adults.

Are you a domestic, late-discovery, transracial, international adoptee, parents and/or family member separated by adoption? 
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Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Information Network (ATTWIN) was initiated on November, 5th 2011, hosted by Adoption Trafficking. We are a unique activist organization that uses various mediums to fulfill its mission to critique adoption policies and procedures, raise awareness, and share diverse adoption experiences. Simply put, our goal is to create a place that gives a well-rounded perspective on the adoption processes and policies. Members include domestic, late-discovery, transracial, internationally adopted people, and families separated by adoption from every continent.

What people are saying...

"We spend our whole lives explaining and justifying. This is a place we don't have to do that and can focus on our own pain and extend our understanding."
Marty Meyers

"I love the spaces where we can speak without hesitancy & without all the opposing voices. The non-adopted will never understand our stance in all its varying degrees & with their personal bias."
Gillian Moynihan

"From my experience, I believe that Adoption Truth & Transparency is essential for my fellow adopted individuals to overcome his or her obstacles and to support one another to seek Truth, Justice, and Peace."
Osmin Tobar

"Being able to ask questions in an adoptee-centric network without adoptive parents intervening can be lifesaving."
Jackie Park

You Are Invited to Join

"May this be a step along the road of restoring human rights to adoptees and their first families internationally and domestically (U.S.)."
Professor Gonda Van Steen, author of Adoption, Memory, and the Cold War Greece

Adoption: What You Should Know.
Read the Hard Truth here.

Valuable, Timely Human Rights Information

"A main concern in her research is HOW children were obtained, and she found that the situations were often out of the control of the biological parents. Agency tactics are exposed." - KCG

Hard truths about adoption well presented

"Janine has well researched and presented the difficult and often silenced truths about international adoption, its history, the damage it does on every possible level, and some of the progress being made. I admire her courage in speaking publicly to a society in which the ideas of 'beautiful adoption' have been marketed for decades. Her writing is both informative and personal, bringing a strong humanizing element to the subject where so many people have been dehumanized in the process." - Jalynne


I'd make this required reading for prospective adoptive parents.

"As a licensed clinical counselor, it's so encouraging to see an adoptee-led team work so hard to raise awareness about adoption. It also saddens me we have to work so hard to raise awareness about adoption. It takes time, heart and energy, boundless emotional labor to shift the antique adopter-centered narrative of adoption toward something better. The team at adoptiontruth is doing just that; and I cheer for them every step of the way. Thank you for this incredible work, I refer to if often in my clinical practice as I seek to raise consciousness about adoption-related reform and advocacy, both clinically in the field of mental health as well as within the walls of the local church." - Cam Lee Small, MS, LPCC