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

Free adoption records is a term that works two-fold. In adoptee activism, "free adoption records" is a sought-after goal for adoptees in 44 states that keep tight reign on certain adoption records, like birth certificates. Free adoption is also a term used synonymously with public or state adoption. Free adoption records are no different than other adoption records. All adoption records are filed with the state, however, some agencies that facilitated an adoption may have a copy...

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...
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

I can find your birth family.....
I am a licensed private investigator and I can find your birth parents. Feel free to contact me with any questions....
DOB 3/18/70 - Dallas - looking for...
I have just started this process & not really sure how or what will come of this. I know that I was born at...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Mar 27, 1971 (F) - Your mother served as your "next friend" in adoption. your parents... [more]

Nov 16, 1967 (F) - Biological mothers name may be joann or joanne [more]

Birth Mothers

Sep 30, 1984 (F) - The birth certificate might have the name "christle black" on it. the... [more]

Apr 16, 1971 (M) - Time of birth: 11:17 a.m. [more]

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Nov 30, 1968 (F) - Mother was 18, gave birth to a baby girl in the spring of 1969 in the... [more]

Mar 8, 1977 (F) - Mothers name was pamela telvock and the fathers name was ricky church. [more]