search for birth parents

Joining your family through adoption will always be part of defining who you are. Many adopted people already have an on-going relationship with their birth families. Others don’t know their birth families and may feel a need to find out where they came from. People adopted from other countries often feel drawn to visiting their homeland to discover and reclaim their cultural roots. And many adoptees find a common thread when connecting with other adopted people. We hope that the resources provided in this section will help you find the path that you seek.

Many adopted people and birth families choose to search for each other. This can be a long and emotional process. Here are some resources to get you started on that path.

Adopted.com

      URL:

www.adopted.com/

We’re here to help with your adoption search. People find adopted children or their parents on our site all the time!

Adopted Child Search For Parent

      URL:

groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/adoptedchildsearchforparent/info

I would like this club to be a place for other adopted children to talk, share info, and learn, as well as a place for people to look for each other and hopefully find each other in every adopted childs “Fairy Tale” dreams. Good Luck toy you ALL!

Adopted Vietnamese International

      URL:

www.adoptedvietnamese.org/searching/roots-tracing-guide/

General Information about searching for birth family in Vietnam.

Adoption Database

      URL:

www.adoptiondatabase.org/

The Adoption Database consists of adoptees, birth mothers, birth fathers, birth siblings, other birth family, and adoptive family members in the process of searching for a family member. Adoption Database is recommended by Adoption Agencies and Dept of Social Services across the country.

Adoption Registry

      URL:

www.adoptionregistry.us/

This Adoption Registry is a free service provided by TxCAREª for family members separated by adoption.

Adoption Registry Connect

      URL:

www.adopteeconnect.com/

Adoption Registry Connect is a worldwide adoptee and birth parent search registry designed to reunite adoptees with their birth parents and siblings.

Adoption Reunion Registry

      URL:

groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Adoption-Reunion-Registry/info

This group is for those listed in our Adoption Reunion Registry or wishing to be listed there. All email addresses are kept confidential and only exposed by the address owner themselves. Group discussion is allowed but members should remember that _all_ messages sent to this group go to _all_ members of the group.

AdoptionRegistry.net

      URL:

www.adoptionregistry.net

      Email:

Records5@aol.com

If you are an adoptee looking for your birth parents, or a parent looking for children placed for adoption, AdoptionRegistry.net can help reunite you with your relatives.

Adoption Search and Reunion

      URL:

www.adoptionsearcher.com/

      Email:

info@adoptionsearcher.com

Adoption Search and Reunion will reunite adoptees, birthmothers, birthfathers, siblings and all birth family members, separated by the adoption process and all situations of family separation. Adoption Search and Reunion is the only company that will make the first contact with your birth family or adoptee.

Adoption Search California

      URL:

www.adoptionsearchcalifornia.com

      Email:

thetriadsearcher@yahoo.com

California adoption search and reunion specialist – Located in California! Locate adoptees, birth parents, birth siblings or other relatives.

Adoption Search – How to Find Your Birth Family

      URL:

genealogy.about.com/cs/adoption/a/adoption_search.htm

Steps for Locating Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Adoption Records

Adoption Search Services

      URL:

www.adoptionsearchservices.com/

We are your leading adoption search provider in Missouri and Kansas specializing in the Kansas City, St. Joseph and western MO areas. Kansas City was home to many maternity homes such as St. AnthonyÕs, the Willows, Fairmount, Florence Crittendon, and the Cradle.

Adoptive Families: Searching for Birthfamilies Internationally

      URL:

www.adoptivefamilies.com/birthfamilysearch

nternational adopters who search for their child’s birth family are ushering in a new openness. Parents who’ve been there, however, say it’s a decision that requires careful thought. On this page, find resources, support, and other information for starting your search.

Alma Society

      URL:

www.almasociety.org/

      Email:

MAnderson@almasociety.org

ALMA, the pioneer organization in fighting for the rights of adoptees everywhere, is the oldest, most comprehensive and successful registry of its kind. We are in our 40th year!

Alt.Adoption.Searching

      URL:

groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/alt.adoption.searching

Matching adoptees and birth parents.

American Adoption Conference: Search & Reunion

      URL:

www.americanadoptioncongress.org/search_and_reunion.php

Although AAC is not a search organization, we support the right of all those whose lives have been impacted by adoption to decide for themselves whether and when to search. We also provide referrals to search and support groups within each state. This section is intended to provide a collection of articles, databases, forums and references, including links to other websites that may be useful to searchers working on their own.

Bastard Nation

      URL:

www.bastards.org

      Email:

dplum@ix.netcom.com

Adult adoptee nonprofit providing info on open records activism, online search & reunion support, humor and interactive venues for adoptees on the internet.

Children’s Bureau, Inc: Adoption Search

      URL:

www.childrensbureau.org/adoption-search

Through partnership with St. Elizabeth Coleman, those searching for information about their adoption and family history can receive assistance navigating the process. If you are interested in further information, please complete the form below.

FindMe.org

      URL:

www.findme.org

FindMe is a Free Mutual Consent Reunion Registry. We are a group of volunteers helping to reunite members of the adoption triad.

Find My Past: Adoption records and genealogy

      URL:

www.findmypast.com/content/adoption-records-and-genealogy

Adoption questions involve family history topics and records beyond a typical genealogical search.

G’s Adoption Registry

      URL:

www.gsadoptionregistry.com/

Free Adoption Mutual Consent Reunion Registry. For adoptees desiring a reunion with their birth family, or to learn about their medical history and birth family genealogy. For birth mothers & birth fathers & birth siblings & birth family members desiring a reunion with the adoptee that was given up for adoption. Or to give the adoptee their medical history or birth family genealogy.

International Adoption Search Birth Families

      URL:

internationaladoptionsearch.com/

      Email:

anna@internationaladoptionsearch.com

International Adoption Search Birth Families LLC provides professional services to find the birth families of adopted children.

International Soundex Reunion Registry

      URL:

www.isrr.org/

ISRR is a mutual consent reunion registry for persons desiring a reunion with next-of-kin. This agency serves the needs of family members who have been separated from each other by adoption, divorce, foster care, institutional care, abandonment, crisis, etc. ISRR is referred to by many groups, internet resources, state departments, courts, government and private agencies — though not directly affiliated with any other registry, organization or website.

Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network

      URL:

www.kaanet.org

      Email:

info@kaanet.org

We’ve gathered organizations, books, films, shopping and other resources together on our resources page. Information on family search, citizenship issues, and more can be found here as well. The book directory includes over 400 books covering a wide range of topics. The organization directory, still under construction, already includes groups from across the United States, South Korea, Europe, and Australia.

National Adoption Center: For Adopted Individuals

      URL:

www.adopt.org/adopted-individuals

      Email:

nac@adopt.org

On these pages you will find some resources to help you search for your birthfamily.

Reunitepeople.com

      URL:

www.reunitepeople.com

      Email:

lynnmarie.carty@verizon.net

We reunite birth parent and birth children all over the world. We are passionate about reuniting people.

Searching for Birth Relatives

      URL:

www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/search/searching.cfm

Many adopted people and birth parents or other birth relatives decide to search for one another at some point during their lives. Depending on the State in which the adoption occurred and individual circumstances, information from adoption records or the adopted person’s original birth certificate, if available, may provide a starting place when conducting a search. Adoption reunion registries, both private and State-operated, are another source of information when searching for birth relatives. This section provides resources that address how to prepare for a search, access reunion registries and support groups, conduct a search within the United States, and conduct a search for birth relatives in another country.

World Wide Registry

      URL:

www.adoptionsearching.com/