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

Many states have their own form of search and reunion registry, be it mutual consent, search and consent or open records. These registries are free to use but are bound by the borders of the state. Various Internet registries have made it possible to search worldwide for your birth parent, adopted child or birth sibling. Some databases are more accurate than others and the process can be overwhelming and disappointing if handled poorly. The National Adoption Registry is a...

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...
How to Handle the Naysayers
Ladies and gentlemen, if you plan a search , or have yet to reunite physically with birth family, do this: Wear your...

Search & Reunion Forums

ISO BSon born 3/21/86
I just spent 30 minutes writing and lost the entire post. Divine intervention perhaps. I will address this to you, my...
Unsure what to do now.
I am adopted and was born in Maine in 1961. The agency that handled the adoption was St. Andres in Biddeford, Maine....

Adoption Reunion Registry


Oct 11, 1962 (F) - My birth mother had planned for adoption, brought me home and then i... [more]

Sep 9, 1996 (F) - My adoption was finalized on june 18th,1998. [more]

Birth Mothers

Mar 31, 1989 (F) - Birth mother's maiden name: sharon lorena brown birth father's name:... [more]

Birth Fathers

Jul 3, 1994 (F) - Was delivered by police because my wife could not make it to... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Dec 20, 1994 (M) - Mother name at birth christina white mother dob 01/10/1973. [more]

Dec 24, 1991 (F) - Both birth parents were college students. [more]