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

Adoptee and birth relative reunions result from successful adoption searches. This term may loosely refer to any intentional contact between the two post-placement. But it more often refers to a reunion (or first meeting) with hopes of building a relationship with that person. A reunion can be a bittersweet victory. Adoption searches can be financially and emotionally draining and some may take months or years of attempted contact before an actual reunion is made. Once...

Search & Reunion Blogs

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...
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

looking for daughter: 12/29/78
Originally Posted By Janie You were born in Women's Hospital on December 29, 1978. Please help me. I need to find...
Looking for Baby Girl Born...
Please Help Me Find Her! The only known information we have for baby NoName is that she was born June 25, 1968,...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Jan 28, 1968 (F) - Adoptive mother - cora ilectris linkous adoptive father - john... [more]

Jun 15, 1983 (M) - Both me and my sister [more]

Birth Mothers

Sep 8, 1980 (M) - Baby was born a little early, weighed between 4lb 5 oz and 4lb 8oz at... [more]

Oct 17, 1986 (F) - Ambers father,angelo barbardo gave her up for adoption [more]

Birth Fathers

Dec 10, 1986 (M) - My son was born at fairfax hospital. i'm the birthfather, patty... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Jan 21, 1967 (F) - Adoptee is my sister [more]

Aug 1, 1968 (F) - All i know is my biological mother's name was janice justice/justus... [more]