Birth Parents Looking For Adopted Children

Birth parents looking for adopted children have a few search and reunion options. If the birth mother placed the child with the help of an agency, she can return to the agency and ask if they have post-adoption services that help reconnect birth parents looking for adopted children. Some states, however, require birth parents to register with the state registry, which keeps track of all members of adoption parties searching for one another. State registries usually run on mutual consent, meaning that as soon as two parties register in search of the other they will be given basic contact info for the other or will be given access to an adoption record with the purpose of searching.

Birth parents can also attempt to reach an adopted child through the help of a private investigator. However, many details relevant to the child's new lifestyle and identity will be difficult to locate because a new birth certificate is issued to the child during the adoption finalization process.

It's also possible to petition the court for a confidential intermediary to access the adoption records and facilitate a search and communication between birth parents looking for adopted children. Birth parents can also register with an online database that allows searchers to manually look through other registrants. Some online databases and search services may cost money. Be sure to research the integrity of these businesses with the Better Business Bureau before investing in something that will financially and emotionally drain you.


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Michelle - 1 month ago
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I am searching for my son that I gave up at birth for adoption. I was a minor until the end of my pregnancy so I am not sure if there was a adoption agency or not my mother handled it all with a social worker I think. All I know is his birthdate is 10/24/1983 in Illinois please if anyone knows him or can help even if its his name he is my only child #1
MICHAEL S - 3 months ago
JUNE 21,1959 MOTHER WAS FORCE TO GIVE UP HER BABY BOY AT BIRTH TO THE NUNS AT OUR LADY OF VICTORY INFANT HOME IN BUFFALO NY, [IM NOT MAD] CONTACT ME ON FACEBOOK PLEASE, FATHER WAS IN THE NAVY, I WAS GIVEN UP FOR ADOPTION IN 1961 I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR MY BIOLOGICAL PARENTS WHEM I TURN 18 AND I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND OUT ANYTHING SINCE NY A SEALED RECORDED STATE. THANK YOU FOR READING MY NOTE, PLEASE HELP AND SHARE ON YOUR WALL WITH EVERYONE. THANK YOU #2
Guest - 1 month ago
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I had a Baby girl born July 16 1972 Elmira NY..... #3
April - 1 day ago
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Looking for my daughter who was born in 1996. On 8-21-1996. Her name before adoption was Michelle Renee Epton Luke. Born in Porterville California. Adopted between 1xxxxx. She just turned 18 please any information would be helpful. Number reached at xxxxx thank you #4
Heather Lutz aka Sheila Ann Stark - 2 days ago
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I'm looking for my birth mother, Alta Stark. I have two older half sisters, Debbie and Melissa. We were supposedly given up when I was just eight weeks old. Our birthmom was supposed to be very sick. We heard about seven years ago she might be alive. It's vital that I find her. I'm very sick, have been for last three years, the doctors have said to find out what we can so that we can try to figure out what's wrong with me. Please, if anyone knows anything that can help please let me know. #5
billye l farme - 7 days ago
I am looking for my daughter Anastasia lachelle farmer she was born nov 19 1991 Denver General Hospital that's where I had her at. she was taken away from me February 14 1995 it was the saddest day of my life I always think about her and miss her she has a brother and sister that want to see their sister if anybody knows anything please help thank you #6
Leilani - 2 weeks ago
Looking for my birth mom....I was born August 6, 1994 in Long branch, NJ with an adoption agency. I am curious about my background and roots. All I really know is that I come from Guatemalan heritage. Contact info cell number xxxxx or email xxxx Thanks! #7
Shannon - 2 weeks ago
Hi, I am looking for the son that my paternal grandmother gave up for adoption sometime between 1942 and 1946 in Cook County, IL. Her name was Jean McNichols and she was born in 1925-6. If anyone has any information that might be useful to me, I woul.d greatly appreciate if you could email me at xxxx. Thanks! #8
Anna C - 3 weeks ago
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I am looking for my Niece who was born to my sister on, April 16th or 17th 1971,At Mercy Hospital in Gary, Indiana she was forced to give you up at birth.Anyone with any information,pls contact me on facebook. Not a day goes by that she does not cry for you. #9
mother name is dongeneta collins - 12 months ago
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im looking for Davasha latarra monique chambers--collins..never forgot about you baby...i love you always.. #10
Corin - 2 months ago
I'm searching for two boys my Father: Robert J. Quigley and his girlfriend Theresa Gomiser gave up for adoption through the State of NJ and they were adopted by the same family. The approx year of births for them would be 1xxxxx at Memorial Hospital of Salem County - i think! (I know one was born in 1994) the same year my son was. They were adopted by a family in NJ who already had a adopted daughter and the father ran the family construction company. I would be interested in meeting them and seeing if there is any resemblance to my Dad and answer any questions they may have about their birth father. email: xxxx (ONLY on this subject) #11
Guest - 3 weeks ago
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My name is johna mills I was forced to give my son up for adoption in 2003 he was given the name of Kennith Roger Mills and was born September 5 2001 I understand that he is still under the age of 18 but he has 3 siblings that haven't had the chance to meet him and would love to he was born in Muscatine Iowa and we r just looking for information where would be a good place to start #12
Rebecca - 3 months ago
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Looking for a nephew who was given up for adoption, he was born in late 1968 or early 1969 in Broward County, FL #13
Caitlin - 4 weeks ago
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Hi my name is Caitlin Carrigan and my father was given up for adoption at birth and adopted at 6 months old. For medical reasons I would love to find out who my family is but he wants nothing to do with them because he feels they abandoned him. He was born October 7, 1969 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He has black curly hair and brown eyes. Not sure if this is relevant but he was adopted by Patrick and Rosemary Carrigan and his name is Daniel William. Thank you. #14
Guest - 4 weeks ago
My name is Lorie Mckinley I was adop ted Lori Ramsey In 1957 in Los Angeles California. I was 2 weeks old when I was I was adopted my birth mother relinquished me. She was 14 years old she name me Elizabeth. I am now 57 years old and have two children and Three Grandchildren. I know my birth mother had two younger siblings. Would love to meet all of them. My adopted family has pass away. #15
Heather - 1 month ago
Hi i am looking for my son and daughter. They were adopited out in 1983 they were not placed together. My son Antonio was born September of 1980 in wichita kansas and my daughter Carmen was born in noviembre of 1981 in iola kansas. The adoptions were done through kansas childrens searvice league. If any one is lookink or knows Tony and carmen my e-mail is xxxx #16
vikki lee - 1 month ago
im looking for my nephew. my sister was only 15 and was forced to give him up at birth. she has been searching for many years but all records are sealed. he was born in clearwater fl, early october 1973 maybe 74.. mothers maiden name is Rossner. fathers last name Roberts.. any help at all would be greatly appressiated.. please contact me @ xxxxx or xxxx thank you :) #17
Guest - 5 days ago
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Searching birth mom..Dec1984 Wpb Florida boy.please help #18
JoAnne G - 4 months ago
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My 20 year old daughter was adopted from Colombia in 1993. Her birth mother was 13 or 14 years old. My daughter is busy in college now but really wants to find out about her roots, medical history etc. She was in Casa de Maria Y El Nino in Medellin and from what I understand, her biological grandmother brought her daughter from Southern Colombia to Medellin. My daughter would love to know more. Her birthname was Gloria Gomez date of birth 7-22-93 and was just, and still is, beautiful!!! I have two older sons also adopted from Casa de Maria, but not sure they have the interest my daughter does, But their names were Ricardo Mejia, born 11-12-90 and Santiago Calderon born 12-1-91. thanks #19
Tana - 1 month ago
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Hi my name is Tana and I'm looking for son, birth name, Kayl Joseph Morse born June 22, 1993 He was adopted in Colorado Springs when he was five. His brother, Christopher, and I have been trying to find him so we can reunite our family again if possible. If not then just knowing that he's OK would be great too. We never stopped loving you or thinking about you. #20
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