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

Adoption search describes the decision an adoptee, birth parent or other birth relative makes to find one another after the adoption experience has severed any former contact. Why someone is doing and adoption search dictates how difficult and time-consuming it will be. The most popular search reason for adoptees and birth relatives is "medical history," according to a study by Kowal and Schilling. But many adoptees, birth siblings and birth parents are simply curious about one...

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...
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

Help Me Find Him Please
Hi, I am looking for support in this community. I have never met my birth father and I have left my home in search of...
I have Florence Crittenton Home...
Anyone that is interested. I have a listing of most of the Florence Crittenton Homes in the United States. Most of...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Jun 21, 1946 (M) - Mother was single at birth and my father was a marine unknown . have... [more]

Aug 4, 1975 (M) - Four children, three boys one girl. last two boys randolph, &... [more]

Birth Mothers

Feb 9, 1968 (F) - There are serious medical problems such as wpw (and other heart... [more]

Apr 26, 1969 (F) - She was adopted by a family in williamsburg, va about 15 days after... [more]

Birth Fathers

Nov 30, 1963 (F) - I am not sure if she was adopted or not [more]

Siblings, etc.

Oct 13, 1970 (F) - Calls herself liz [more]

Feb 20, 1990 (M) - He was adopted with my brother dominique patterson [more]

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