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

An adoption register, or registry, is a database of consenting adoptees and birth relatives who are actively and passively searching for one another in an effort to establish some kind of contact or reunion. Every state will have some form of unified adoption register. After registering, adoptees may also petition the courts to have a confidential intermediary assigned to his or her case. The C.I. will be granted access to the adoption record with the intent to search out 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

My Daughter born June 1967
Ladies please if you have a deep dark secret as this one. Tell it!! Come forth with the truth. Many of us make...
ISO half sister born 1968-1970...
Probably at Sacred Heart Hospital. Adopted out through Catholic Family Charities, we believe. Birth mother's name...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Mar 2, 1968 (F) - There are no records provided, as i was brought to the city baby home [more]

Jul 27, 1955 (F) - I think my mother was from the chemung county ny area.she would have... [more]

Birth Mothers

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Jun 17, 1962 (M) - Privately handled adoption thru a lawyer at tuomey hospital in sumter... [more]

Oct 18, 1962 (F) - I recieved non identifing info from families first in 1995. what... [more]