Birth Parents

Birth parents are the biological parents of an adopted child. Before an adoption can be finalized, a child's birth parents must legally relinquish all parental rights to the adoptive parents. Before the finalization, every birth parent must decide if they want to build and maintain a relationship with the adoptive family, sometimes referred to as an open adoption. There is no right or wrong way to approach a birth parent role, meaning that whether or not one chooses to have an open adoption is a personal preference and no research can dictate a more positive or negative effect to either extreme.

Very few adopted children feel discontent with their family or toward their birth parents. However, birth parents can bring a certain tension later in an adoptee’s life. This stands true for a birth parent as well, who may feel guilty when they start a family of their own or at important milestones of the adoptee’s life.

Most birth parents placed their child into an adoptive family because they felt unable to care for the child. That doesn’t mean things can’t change and birth parents may still start families after placing a child. However, it's not uncommon for adult adoptees and their birth parents to want to contact one another for medical updates or out of curiosity and this is something that everyone involved in the adoption should be prepared for.

If you’re a birth parent, become familiar with your state rights and the extent of information that can be voluntarily released or withheld.


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nicole - 1 week ago
hey Thomas me too... me 85 baby but old soul I feel most of the time. do we all grow up this hard man? I was hoping to find out about me but life long dream to meet a friend of yours. Lindsey and mac hit me up if u want how long have you been looking? in xxxx nw arkansas #1
Lisa - 2 months ago
I've been looking for my precious biological son age 6..His birth name James Charles Pisano, DOB 01/29/2009...I am continueing to motion to reopen my dependency case,,I was accused of loving my lil boy too much..I have all my paperwork...I beg and plead, PLEASE CONTACT ME, xxxxx..PLEASE ALLOW MY SON HOME TO ME #2
Thomas - 8 months ago
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Thomas Joseph Walsh here born April 15,1954 in AC NJ. Looking for my birth parents. #3
Laura - 2 months ago
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I was abandoned in an Elko, NV motel room at birth on 9-23-1950 #4
JoAnne - 2 months ago
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Looking for my biological daughter. I named her Stephanie Marie Clossin, born January 3, 1975 at the Allentown Hospital, Allentown PA #5
john j guden - 8 months ago
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i am trying to find my brith mother franes babik i haved seen her in years last time i saw her i was a baby i am now 60 i wood love to meet her old day befor i die last place in heard she was liveing was jresey city of hobken nj place help me find her thank you #6
Jason Hans Gerum - 2 months ago
Looking for my half brother. Born 1969-70 in Delanco, NJ Burlington township. Birth name would be Haley. You also have a younger sister! #7
Michelle - 1 year ago
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I'm looking for my daughter who was placed for adoption in February 1984. Her birthdate is 2/14/1984 she was born at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis Indiana. I placed her for adoption through St. Elizabeth's Home in Indianapolis, IN. Her adoptive parents are an Attorney and School Teacher still living in Indianapolis. I have been actively searching for her since 2005. I am registered in the Indiana Adoption History Registry among numerous other sources. I'm hoping to reunite with her, but have no intent to disrupt her life. I know she is a school teacher in the Indianapolis area and is married. All I want is to see a picture, I 'm not looking to disrupt any lives, I will wait however long until she is ready to communicate with me. #8
Molly - 9 months ago
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Lookiong for my adopted sister. She was born on Feburary 11,1984 in Indianapolis, IN. She was adopted through St. Elizabeth Coleman. We have reached out through St. Elizabeths and are registered with the State of Indiana and also on many adoption registeries. Hopeful to find you very soon, as you have 3 other siblings. #9
Jody - 3 months ago
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I'm searching for family related to Estelle Grill, birth mother to Anna Slade Grill born 10/8/30 in New York. My mother, the former Anna Slade Grill passed away some years ago but I would like to make contact with family members. #10
Chris - 9 months ago
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I'm searching for my son birth name Christopher J Ashley father's name Christopher J Coburn mother's name Margaret Ashley..He was born in the Great Rochester Area in up state NY.His birthday is in Oct 1985 I think at Rochester General.He is mix black father and white mother and would be about 28-29..If anyone know of him contact me on facebook...Thanks #11
Xavier Thompson - 8 months ago
I was adoption when i was 6 yeArs old im trying to find my birth parents but my adoption parents dont want to give me no information my parents dont want me to know nothing about my birth parents pleace help me out #12
Mary - 10 months ago
I would love very much for my son to contact me. He was born at Harris Hospital, Ft. Worth, TX on July 27, 1971. I simply want him to know that I love him and have never forgotten him. I would be grateful if he would like to get to know me and the rest of the family. #13
sherri - 8 months ago
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i am searching for my mother her name is diane francis i was born on june 15th 1993 #14
shannon - 8 months ago
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Hi, I was born January 23rd 1971 in Ludington. I believe the last name of my birth mom is Lemier lamier, Not sure how to spell it. My adopted mother told me she was going to name me Cindy lee. That's all I know. #15
Stacy - 1 year ago
I gave a son up for adoption in Orange County, Ca. He was born on 1/31/1981 and I am trying to find him. He will be 33 years old this year and I think it's time for him to know his full family. If you think this is you write a comment back and I will continue to check this site for awhile. I hope we connect. #16
Jeanne - 11 months ago
Looking for son that was born May 5 1973 in Hollywood Florida at memorial at around 1 pm #17
Fred - 11 months ago
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I am looking for my birth mother. I was born on January 18 1961 in Fort pierce, Fl. Would love to reunite ;) e-mail xxxx #18
raymond - 1 year ago
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I looking for my birth parents im a Male born May 19, 1973 in Glendora Calif, My adopted parents names are Raymundo #19
jackie - 1 year ago
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my dad was adopted just a few weeks away from his 6th birthday in Croydon,england 1960 and he recently passed away. he was born 12/05/1954 in hackney,london,england I'm now have his adoption certificate and currently searching for his birth parents. sadly I don't have any info on them of who they were,birth dates etc....only the name of the the couple who adopted him and their address at the time of the adoption. the address of the registry office at the time don't longer exist as the building is now a art theatre and all birth records have been moved somewhere else. My dad was adopted by the county court on 27th april 1960 and it was entered on the 10th may 1960 at the registry office. MY purpose of the search is mainly based on medical history but also wanting to know who they were and have a name{s} to his birth parents. I {personally} not really interested in why he was adopted in the 1st place, I just in need to find my birth grandparents and learn of who they were etc... #20
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