The adopted life

Strengthening the adoption community by amplifying adoptees

Angela Tucker is a nationally-recognized thought leader on transracial adoption and is an advocate for adoptee rights. In 2013, at the age of 26, Angela’s own story of adoption and search for her birth parents was featured in the groundbreaking documentary, CLOSURE.  

The Adopted Life ( began as a personal blog that allowed Angela to process publicly her emotions and experience as a transracial adoptee; a means by which she hoped to build a community of other adoptees growing up in closed adoptions. Since its launch in 2009, The Adopted Life has grown in readership and purview, and is now the name and platform for The Adopted Life miniseries. Angela’s work has catapulted her into her becoming a sought-after keynote speaker for adoption and child welfare-based organizations. 

 Elements of her story have also been featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360,  Huffington Post and NPR. Angela works as the Director of Post-Adoption Services at Amara, where she is piloting an adoptee mentorship program.

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Angela epitomizes brilliance and beauty. She is a leading voice in adoption and for the younger generation.
— Susan Harris O'Connor, MSW, National Speaker & Author