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

After an adoption is finalized, the state issues a document that allows for a new birth certificate to the adoptee. His or her original birth certificate is then sealed and filed in the state's adoption records. These records are sealed and kept anonymous until someone from the adoption triad attempts to retrieve the file. The main reason someone would want to access the adoptee's original birth certificate is to find out more about their biological parents' or grandparents'...

Search & Reunion Blogs

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...
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

Lake Bluff Children's Home, IL
Originally Posted By Corrinne K. Brenner I am looking for anyone that was adopted through Lake Bluff Children's Home...
LDS Family Services Policies
As I continue my search for my birthson (08/15/79 Decatur, GA) I realize just how little information I have, and how...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Feb 14, 1980 (F) - Foster mother for two years was ollie lipford. [more]

May 23, 1986 (F) - I have a sister who is two years older than me. my father is... [more]

Birth Mothers

Jan 29, 1987 (M) - Adoptive parents are cyndi & david adoptive name: daniel david... [more]

Mar 20, 1962 (F) - Registration no. h2eitiv19611 birthmother iso female adoptee dob 20... [more]

Birth Fathers

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

Siblings, etc.

Feb 4, 1955 (M) - Mother was 15 years old and from a large family, possibly lived on... [more]

Jul 28, 1953 (M) - Birth parent signed releases november 18, 1953, about 5 months after... [more]

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