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~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...
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 birth mom
Originally Posted By Nance I am a bmom ISO daughter born in 1948
Reunion Insights
If you've reunited with your birth family or birth child: was it different than you expected it to be? In what...

Adoption Reunion Registry


May 24, 1972 (F) - I do not know anymore info my adoptive parents are walter l. and... [more]

May 10, 1979 (M) - Looking for birth father, eddie butler. lka port richmond, pa.... [more]

Birth Mothers

Oct 28, 1980 (F) - The adoption was a private adoption handled by attorney peter efros... [more]

Jan 28, 1984 (F) - Registration no. g75cxja25887 birthmother iso female adoptee dob 28... [more]

Birth Fathers

Feb 10, 1970 (M) - I'm not sure which last name was used on birth... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Dec 26, 1986 (M) - Siblings: jesse, alexis, nicole [more]

Nov 29, 1949 (F) - Linda was adopted by beth and arnold lines of washington state about... [more]

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