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

It's perfectly normal for triad members to wonder about one another after an adoption is finalized, time passes and things change. In fact, many birth parents and adoptees may find themselves wondering about the other around large milestones, such as when the child would be starting school, graduating or getting married. Adoption is a legal surrender of parental rights, so getting legal consent from both adoption parties before opening a sealed adoption record can be tricky and...

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...
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

Looking for birthparents. I was...
I have decided to begin the search for my birth parents, but I don't know where to begin or what to do. I was born...
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


Aug 24, 1964 (F) - Birth mother was 1 of 10 children and her mother died during... [more]

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

Birth Mothers

Dec 20, 1964 (M) - My nieces have helped me to do this. i would like to be in contact... [more]

Birth Fathers

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

Siblings, etc.

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

Feb 14, 1989 (M) - I know he was adopted to two professors out of clear lake, i dont'... [more]