Adoption Search & Reunion

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.


Search & Reunion Articles

Conducting a birth parent search is something many adoptees will choose to do after they've become legal adults. Adoptees that didn't know much about their biological parents while growing up are more likely to be curious about their roots. As one matures he or she may develop characteristics that separate him or her from his or her adoptive family. These traits are cause for curiosity. The passing of certain milestones, such as marriages or pregnancy, are also attributed to...

Search & Reunion Blogs

Bonus Siblings!
First and foremost, let me say this: I was blessed with wonderful siblings! I'm not talking about my natural siblings,...
Little Sister, Penny
My mind was a blank slate regarding my birth siblings . Born of the same mother, as far as I knew our resemblance would...

Search & Reunion Forums

ISO baby girl born October 1968 in...
I was 18 at the time and had my baby at a Catholic maternity home in Philadelphia. It was either late September or...
ISO Aunts Daughter Chicago, IL...
I am searching for my aunts daughter. She was given up for adoption around 1965 when my aunt was 16. I think it was...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Mar 22, 1981 () - I am looking for my birth parents or information about them. i would... [more]

May 1, 1956 (M) - Looking for any info on birth parents. adoption went through catholic... [more]

Birth Mothers

Jun 23, 1984 (M) - Other info i don't know.. [more]

Birth Fathers

Dec 31, 1969 () - Mothersname at time laura lee smith [more]

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