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.

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Search & Reunion Articles

Sometimes, adoptions result in the separation of birth siblings. This may be something that happens later in life, for example siblings in foster care may be split up. Other siblings may have been separated by adoption years before the other was born or at the time a younger sibling was born. The person who chooses to search may be a sibling who grew up with the adoptee's birth parents. Maybe they're trying to reconcile one of their last familial ties after the birth parents...

Search & Reunion Blogs

Expanding Horizons~Part 2
Later, we gathered for a while in my birth mother, Viís, home. It was a lovely old home she was renovating, with a...
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

Want to contact birthfather, but...
I was adopted at 3 days old. My birth mother was 20, unmarried, and had no family support. She went on to have 2...
Daughter ISO Bmother 12/02/80,...
I was born December 2, 1980 in Opelousas, Louisiana through Catholic Charities If this sounds familiar to you,...

Adoption Reunion Registry

Adoptees

Aug 15, 1972 (M) - Gender: male, dob: 15 aug. 1972, hospital: fallschurch medical... [more]

Sep 4, 1984 (F) - At time of birth, she was supposedly engaged to a man named tom... [more]

Birth Mothers

Mar 31, 1980 (M) - I was unable to give imformation because i was young and unstayble to... [more]

May 12, 1972 (M) - I was in an unwed mothers home at the time. i was not allowed to know... [more]

Birth Fathers

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

Apr 14, 1984 (M) - Was adopted by a couple with three other adopted children they lived... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Nov 30, 1982 (M) - Adoptee and birthmother's ages approximate. [more]

Nov 30, 1971 (F) - Last name could be maddox of child. [more]

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