: a person or thing that is transplanted
After years of relocating to different places throughout the world and the United States, I realized that there was this need for a resource catering specifically to people who were not local to an area but who were also not simply visiting.
Local Transplants are presented with a unique set of challenges for adapting to their surroundings that otherwise would not be experienced by either a true local nor a visitor from out of town. It occurred to me that there must be Local Transplants all over the United States and throughout the world facing similar experiences to my own.
In late 2007, after months of research on the subject, I realized that helping others adapt to their new environments was something that I felt strongly about. I wanted to provide a service that would help people do just that. The domain name, LocalTransplants.com, was obtained in early 2008 and the website was established shortly thereafter.
In 2009 Local Transplants became a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.