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

An adoption register, or registry, is a database of consenting adoptees and birth relatives who are actively and passively searching for one another in an effort to establish some kind of contact or reunion. Every state will have some form of unified adoption register. After registering, adoptees may also petition the courts to have a confidential intermediary assigned to his or her case. The C.I. will be granted access to the adoption record with the intent to search out and...

Search & Reunion Blogs

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...
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...

Search & Reunion Forums

Found my birthfather
i just found my birth father.
Florence Critt Homes - State by...
I have researched the Florence Crittenton Homes (now Child Welfare League of America) a little more thoroughly and...

Adoption Reunion Registry

Adoptees

Dec 3, 1970 (F) - My mother was supposedly a student at virginia commonwealth... [more]

May 23, 1958 (M) - I have brown hair, brown eyes, and i weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. at birth.... [more]

Birth Mothers

Feb 21, 1990 (M) - Birth father john andrew howard [more]

Oct 22, 1975 (M) - I don't know whether the adoption was in virginia where i lived and... [more]

Birth Fathers

Apr 12, 1989 (M) - Just want you boys to know that i think about you all the time and... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Aug 26, 1964 (M) - Mother`s first name is marie and father`s name bobby leonard newport... [more]

Jun 23, 1964 (F) - May have been adopted by parents living outside of va. [more]

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