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

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 - 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 birth mom/dad april...
I was born at Elko General hospital in Elko Nv on April 18 1982. Curious to know my origin for my children... it was...
LOUISVILLE KY 1967-1968
Originally Posted By TIFFANIE I AM SEARCHING FOR MY HALF SISTER THAT MY BIRTH MOTHER WAS FORCED TO GIVE UP FOR...

Adoption Reunion Registry

Adoptees

Jul 31, 1961 (F) - Agios stylianos orphanage number is: 8499 i know absolutely nothing... [more]

Sep 29, 1970 (F) - My first shot records show my name as "joy strader". [more]

Birth Mothers

Feb 24, 1986 (M) - Private through an attorney.. [more]

Birth Fathers

Mar 20, 1980 (M) - Adoption could have taken place a number of days following birth. [more]

Siblings, etc.

Feb 17, 1955 (F) - My adoption was a private one. i believe my mother lived in the san... [more]

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