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

Free adoption records is a term that works two-fold. In adoptee activism, "free adoption records" is a sought-after goal for adoptees in 44 states that keep tight reign on certain adoption records, like birth certificates. Free adoption is also a term used synonymously with public or state adoption. Free adoption records are no different than other adoption records. All adoption records are filed with the state, however, some agencies that facilitated an adoption may have a copy...

Search & Reunion Blogs

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...
Expanding Horizons - Meeting Family
In ďAunt Bea, She Ainít,Ē I quickly came to the realization that my birthmother was not exactly the kind of woman I...

Search & Reunion Forums

Seeking birth sister B:04/24/1961...
I am seeking my birth sister (birth name: Jacqueline Lewis) born 24 April 1961 in Durham (Greensboro?) NC. The...
your daugther still looking for...
dear mother, where are you,i have been waiting for you.your on my mind ,i wannt an need to find you .please please...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Mar 31, 1988 (F) - Father was 19 at the time of my birth. supossedly have a older sister. [more]

Nov 6, 1953 (M) - Adoption papers refer to me as "baby boy dalton" [more]

Birth Mothers

Dec 11, 1980 (M) - Has a birth mark [more]

Jan 31, 1966 (F) - She was also a nurse at fairfax hospital. [more]

Birth Fathers

Apr 10, 1989 (F) - I am the birth father of this child that was given up for adoption. ... [more]

Feb 22, 1979 (F) - Her mother was carla bryant [more]

Siblings, etc.

Feb 4, 1955 (M) - Mother was 15 years old and from a large family, possibly lived on... [more]

Jun 12, 1950 (F) - Linda was born at home. [more]

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