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 - 5 months ago
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Looking for birth mother. Nov 21, 1955 General Hospital Kansas City, Mo #1
Carol - 2 weeks ago
Searching for male child born April 15, 1969 and relinquished to suffolk county dept of social services in July of 1969. Child was adopted in 1969 or 1970 by professional people. Child born in Patchogue New York Brookhaven hospital. New York is a closed adoption state. Searching for years. #2
Garrett - 2 weeks 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. #3
Mary - 10 months 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. #4
Dorsi Erika Lang (mother Maria Lang ) - 2 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. #5
Vicki - 2 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. #6
Anna - 2 months ago
I am looking for three siblings that are from my dad. His name was William Wilson Oliver. These three siblings would be half siblings and would have been born in the area or areas around Mountainville, NY. You would be born in the late 1980's. You have three half siblings. Myself, William Domacasse, and Mary Ann. We are still looking for Mary Ann as well. If you can please contact Donna Davis from adoption registry of NJ, your siblings are looking for you. I do know that our father passed away in the summer of 2003. Donna Davis can be reached at xxxxx, and get you in contact with us. Oliver would be the last name you would have been born with. #7
Lucy - 2 days 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 #8
Karen Lausch - 4 days ago
I am looking for my Karen's birth daughter that was adopted out. I am a sister. bona #9
Jennifer - 2 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. #10
Melissa - 3 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 #11
Chebu Wright - 1 week ago
I am looking for my niece Gabrielle. She was likely born in NJ to my sister Eva Yvette Wright #12
Andrea - 2 weeks 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
Vickie Sheppard (birth Vicki Lee Gordon - 3 months ago
Looking for Birth mother she was born 21 April 1930 in Pine Knot KY, fathers info, pictures,any medical history. My mothers name Dorothy Maxine Gibson (aka Gordon, McNichols, Maxwell?) May also aka as Scarlett Hagemirer as she was adopted at 10 yrs of age by a family in Louisiana. I do not know my grandparents names believe my grandmother may have committed suicide and grandfather was in prison KY. My father name was JOHN W GORON born abt 1923 in Ohio, supposed to have died in an "accident" in Rome Georgia (Floyd Co.) in 1948, he was in the military US army at Ft. Campbell I have no other information for him. I was born Vickie Lee Gordon 10/22/1948 in Corpus Christi, TX Nueces Co. Memorial Hospital 4:46 am listed residence address as 3500 Hampton Corpus Christi TX. I was adopted in 1957 by Scott family in Los Angeles, Ca. I would love to hear from my mother any family I may have siblings? I've tried so hard so many years to find her, I want her talk or meet, thank you. #14
Deborah - 2 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 - 2 weeks 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
Tabitha - 4 weeks ago
Looking for my biological grandparents. My dad, Stanley Strickland, was adopted in Tampa Florida. He was born February 22, 1956. If you are out there, you have 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. #17
Karlee - 1 month 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. #18
Mary Kate - 5 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! #19
James - 1 month 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 #20
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