The search and reunion journey can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming. It can also be exciting, fulfilling, and joyful. The first step in the reunion journey is to make sure that you're emotionally ready. There are many possible outcomes to acknowledge, both positive and negative, before beginning. Consider going to support groups or a professional counselor to make sure that you're prepared.
There isn't one right way to conduct your search. You have many options to consider. Online adoption registries are a great resource. You can both search for that one person or you can enter your own information, in hopes that the person for whom you're looking is also searching for you. You can also use social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, to get the word out about your search.
The reunion journey can take anywhere from days to years. It's more than just a journey to find that person. It is also a journey of self. During this time, you'll discover new things about yourself and your situation. You'll come to a better understanding of your feelings, experiences, and perceptions. And when you do find the person for whom you're searching, you'll have a new journey ahead of you: building a healthy relationship and moving forward.
May 5, 1955 (F) - On my adoption papers it list my mother as mary patricia lutz. the... [more]
Apr 16, 1991 (F) - My birthmom has green eyes and brown hair, she made me a porcelain... [more]
Nov 30, 1962 (F) - I gave up my child for adoption when i was 12 or 13. i was in the... [more]
Oct 26, 1986 (M) - I lived in virginia beach, va at this time in my life [more]
Dec 30, 1988 (F) - Had petil mal seizures and learning disabilty as a child [more]
Apr 14, 1984 (M) - Was adopted by a couple with three other adopted children they lived... [more]