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

Thousands of adoptees and their birth relatives register with state and private registries in hopes of reuniting. For some, search and reunion is positive and helps tie up loose ends and curiosity that comes with maturity. Sometimes the motive for a search is to find information about a birth parent's medical background. Sometimes the motive is to meet one's birth parent or birth relative and establish a relationship. Every search is as justified as the next, but they can be an...

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...
Bonus Siblings!
First and foremost, let me say this: I was blessed with wonderful siblings! I'm not talking about my natural siblings,...

Search & Reunion Forums

8-16-85 Happy Birthday my baby...
:love: You Happy Birthday my baby girl. May all your wishes come true. You are always in my thought and prayers. May...
Finding birth family
I am looking for birth family born May 25 1963 in Cranston ri at osteopathic general hospital mothers nam eilene...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Apr 26, 1965 (M) - I have more information but don't want to publish it here. [more]

Mar 24, 1971 (M) - Born @ 7:01 am 4pds 14 ounces my adoptive parents believed they saw... [more]

Birth Mothers

Dec 31, 1969 (F) - Triplets. girls, two identical ,and singleton [more]

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Dec 31, 1969 () - Searching for siblings who were twins given up at birth. boy/girl.... [more]

Dec 31, 1969 () - You two were adopted by my father (james gardner) and my then... [more]