Adoptees Looking For Biological Parents

Every year, thousands of adoptees looking for biological parents register with their state and private search registries. The search brings adoptees with a variety of motivation for seeking the people they're biologically related to. The most commonly cited reason is related to medical issues - they may have developed a disease that is commonly hereditary, for example. But, for the most part, it's undeniable that a majority of adoptees go looking for biological parents because they've developed a list of unanswerable questions as they've matured; Questions that maybe only their biological parents could answer.

If you're an adoptee looking for your birth parents, you can start by registering with your state's registry. Most likely, this registry will require mutual consent from both adoption parties before any contact information is released. Adoptees can also choose to search proactively. They can do so by registering online, where they'll be connected to a huge database of other people in the adoption community. They will need to look through profiles that are potential matches for their search and hope the person they're looking for is also registered and in the database. If working with a state registry isn't yielding any results, adoptees can petition to have a confidential intermediary granted access to their adoption file. From there, the C.I. can facilitate communication between the adoptive parties.

International adoptees may have a harder time tracking down their biological parents. However, there are search groups for international adoptees that work to help reunite overseas.


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lurene - 1 month ago
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Hello, my birth name was patricia michelle, my mothers name is Judith, after searching for her she denied meeting with me. I do know i have several older siblings out there somewhere, you would be older than me, at least ten years, we attended st benard catholic church in Detroit Michigan, Lois Johnson was my adopted mothers name If your mothers name was Judith and she lived on the west side of Detroit near grace hospital please write back. My birthday is august 13th 1970. your parents told the family i died at birth. Our grandfather was german\irish she had twin brothers also, if you have heard of a story about me it's true i do exist just looking for closure. please I'm only looking for the family i need to know #1
Donald Anthony Ruiz - 4 months ago
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I am a twin. My brother and I were born on July 25,1965 at 710 am and 740 am, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston Texas. The agency the did the adoption was Catholic charities in Houston and we were placed with our adoptive parents on August 9th 1965. I hope this helps. #2
Guest - 2 months ago
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If you are searching for a reunion, you might consider adding your information to Adoptee Birthfamily Reunion Registry. It is a new registry on Facebook. I welcome you to join us. The registry will be monitored daily for matches. #3
michael schuster - 4 months ago
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MY BIRTHDAY is JUNE 21 1959 Male ADOPTEE. I WAS FOUND ON THE STEPS OF AN INFANT HOME PON JUNE 24 1959 IN LACKAWANNA NEW YORK. I AM AN ADOPTEE WITH NO RIGHT TO NO WHO I AM, PLEAS HELP ME FIND MY BIRTH MOTHER IN BUFFALO NY. IM NOT OUT TO DISTUPT ANYONE LIFE I JESTB WONT TO COMPLETE MY LIFE. LIKE AND SHARE THANK YOU FOR READING MY NOTE #4
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