Birth Family Search

Hundreds of adoptees from different adoptive backgrounds choose to conduct birth family searches every month. They search for medical reasons, to locate a birth sibling or out of curiosity. And they don't do it alone. A birth family search requires some form of mediation. This means registering with a state registry for access to an adoption record, registering with an online database or hiring a private investigator to help locate a birth relative.

The first place an adoptee hoping to locate and contact his or her birth family is a support group for searching adoptees. It's suggested that an adoptee goes first to the state registry, where he or she will be contacted if a member of the birth family also registers and mutually consents to being contacted by another member of the adoption party. If nothing comes of the state registry, an adoptee can petition to have a court ordered confidential intermediary look through the adoption record and establish mediated contact between the two parties. Adoptees can also search online through databases of users who may be a possible match to his or her search.

Every search, regardless of methodology, will require time, patience and a mind that's open to whatever the result may be. A birth mother may have gotten married and started a family. Or, she may still live in her hometown and not have much to speak for. Birth relatives may also decline a meeting or reunion with an adoptee.


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Barbara - 7 months ago
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Looking for birth mother. Nov 21, 1955 General Hospital Kansas City, Mo #1
Linda - 1 month ago
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Looking for Birth Parents Mother Maria Dea Father Walter Dea was adopted on 08/16/1955 also looking for family I may Have Brothers or Sisters my birth name was Carolina Helen Dea was born in Camden New Jersey by Ruth and Bernard Orkin. Please contact me on here would be the greatest blessing if I could reunite. Thank you #2
Christopher M Jones - 1 month ago
I was adopted around 1971-72, it was informal, no paper trail or agency, I believe I was abducted. My adopted mom name was Willie Mae Jones, my Aunt Jinnie V Smith,Terry Moore and Mae, we lived in South Los Angeles and Watts, California. Looking for birth parents and siblings. #3
Ashley - 2 months ago
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I am looking for any info tha would help me find my fathers real parents. He was adopted in Calf. and his adoptive parents were Harley and Martha Downard. I would love to meet someone that may know or have known him. If so I would greatly appreciate it. I dont know his real last name but his date of birth is oct 1961. #4
Mary - 1 year ago
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I have been looking for Dawn born 1972 possibly 71 August 4. am dyslexic so the search is difficult. I haven't seen Dawn since birth in Green Bay Wi. Please leave a message here I will attempt to register with the state of wi. #5
Brita - 2 months ago
I am looking for a son my mother gave up for adoption in I believe 1964, in Massachusetts I think. Her name was Virginia and she was 13 years old when she gave birth to him. She named him Christopher, which I am sure is not his name anymore, and the family that adopted him had 5 children already. #6
Garrett - 3 months ago
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I was born on February 7, 1978 (and adopted on March 9, 1978) in St. Louis, MO. At Barnes Jewish Hospital, I believe. I think the name I was going to be given was "Travis." I'd really like to get information about my biological parents and other relatives. #7
Lynn - 2 weeks ago
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Looking for birth mother and father. Born Dec. 1 1963 Newport News Va. #8
Dorsi Erika Lang (mother Maria Lang ) - 4 months ago
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I was born January 4th 1953 in Werneck Germany to a Maria Lang and was named Dorsi Erika Lang. Maria placed me for adoption in 1954 in Kitzingen Germany and I was adopted by Muriel and Clarence Johnson of the USA. on August 23, 1954. I was renamed Vicki Joan Johnson and I currently live in Olympia, Washington, USA.I was 19 months old at the time of the adoption. I do know that Maria had at least one other child, a son who was my half brother and younger than I. There is the possibility that my birth family may have moved to the USA. I would like any assistance locating any of my biological family. I currently have two sons and 4 grandchildren and it is very important that I be able to find some information about my biological family for medical reasons. #9
Melissa - 5 months ago
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I was born at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood, CA and was put up for adoption through LA County. Back in 2001-02 I was able to view birth records which corresponded with the time and date of my birth, the shocker in this as that there were two entries for two girls with my exact information. There were no first names listed, of course, but the last names were Jurado and DeCelorio. I don't know how do go about viewing those lists again because I don't have a first and last name to search by. The names I did find were also on the otherwise painfully vague adoption paperwork my adopted mother gave to me. I don't know that I want to make contact but I hope anyone in similar circumstances can empathize with the identity crisis of having a birth certificate filled with information that exists nowhere else in reach. If anyone can help me navigate this situation I would be deeply grateful. Thank you, Melissa #10
Jennifer - 4 months ago
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I am searching for any children my father had that may have been put up for adoption. My fathers name is Roy Garth Dickinson. He was a truck driver and had children all over the country. So far I have found 13 brothers and 6 sisters. From what I understand was that some of the kids were put up for adoption. They would have been born between the 50's to the 70's. #11
Lucy - 2 months ago
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I'm looking for a half sibling a brother was born June 30 1984 in little rock ar birth mother was Caucasian father was African American #12
Andrea - 3 months ago
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I am looking for my birth family. My brother (Bobby) and I (Christina) were adopted together in California around 1977. My DOB: 10/11/1975 and my brother's DOB: 03/27/1974. Any help will be appreciated. #13
Mary Kate - 7 months ago
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Looking for birth mother. I was born in Harford CT. on March 18, 1968. I was blessed into a family (4 of the 5 of us were adopted around 2-2.5 months old through Catholic Charities adopted) that gave me nothing less than unconditional love, everlasting support and always love. I would love to hear from my birth mother mostly out of curiosity and to simply say thank you. I have a wonderful family, am happy with my life and would be interested in saying hello and hearing about you and your life. I believe you were 19 and my birth father was 19. If you have any info, please contact me. Thank you! #14
Deborah - 4 months ago
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I was born on September 14, 1968 in the town of Urbana, New York and placed up for adoption. I received information approximately 10 years ago indicating my mother was a high school graduate and waitress when I was born and she had a four year old son. My name at adoption became Deborah Lynn Becker and would like to find my mother, brother or any family. #15
ERIC - 3 months ago
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I am Eric Tand and i am looking for my birth family i was born in Florida in Dec 1963 to a family in NY don't know much about my family all i know is i was born in Hialeah general . #16
Karlee - 4 months ago
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Looking for info on my cousin's birth family. He was born as Scott Meyers in Virginia in November of 1971. His mother was a minor. #17
Jason Ray Hodge - 5 months ago
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Looking for Daughter She was Put up For Adoption in Bartow Fla. 93-94. Her Name Was Baby Girl "Buechler". Mothers Name Is Dawn. Iv Been Looking For 19Years. She Should Be Around The Age 20-21. I'm Located In Odin Il. xxxxx Hasn't And Won't Be A Min.,Hour Nor Day That's Gone By I Haven't Worried or Thought about U! #18
James - 4 months ago
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I was born in Wilmington Delaware February 14th, 1953. My birth name was Gephardt. Looking for birth mother, father, siblings. Thank you #19
Carol - 4 months ago
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Looking for birth mother or possible siblings or birth relatives. Born July 3,1939 at Cook County Hospital. #20
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