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

Conducting a birth parent search is something many adoptees will choose to do after they've become legal adults. Adoptees that didn't know much about their biological parents while growing up are more likely to be curious about their roots. As one matures he or she may develop characteristics that separate him or her from his or her adoptive family. These traits are cause for curiosity. The passing of certain milestones, such as marriages or pregnancy, are also attributed to...

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

ISO Birth mother. F Born 8/5/83
I am looking for my birth mother and any family out there. I was born on August 5, 1983 in Providence, RI at Women...
All Adoptees Please Post Here!
If you are an adoptess please post here who you are and who you are looking for so it is easier for people to look...

Adoption Reunion Registry


May 5, 1955 (F) - On my adoption papers it list my mother as mary patricia lutz. the... [more]

Apr 16, 1991 (F) - My birthmom has green eyes and brown hair, she made me a porcelain... [more]

Birth Mothers

Nov 30, 1962 (F) - I gave up my child for adoption when i was 12 or 13. i was in the... [more]

Oct 26, 1986 (M) - I lived in virginia beach, va at this time in my life [more]

Birth Fathers

Dec 30, 1988 (F) - Had petil mal seizures and learning disabilty as a child [more]

Apr 14, 1984 (M) - Was adopted by a couple with three other adopted children they lived... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Apr 30, 1967 (M) - Babies were born premature and both were boys. they may not have... [more]

Jul 3, 1988 (M) - Mark anthony blair jr is my nephew he has a step sister named erika... [more]

Find Your Birth Family
Click here to visit Birth Family Finders
Our association with investigators and researchers nationwide allows us to find missing birth family members. We're fast, affordable and all investigations are handled by a personal search specialist with your privacy in mind.
Birth Family Finders