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Adoption Search & Reunion

For adoptees and birthparents who are hoping to be reunited with their birth family members.

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disappointment again 4 Replies

Started by shannon clark. Last reply by Laura C Apr 20, 2011.

Finding My Son's Birthgrandmother

Started by Karla Lohaus-Fast Mar 19, 2011.

Your search..... 1 Reply

Started by Susan Alliston-Kearney. Last reply by Jennifer Brewer Dec 8, 2009.

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Comment by Rebecca Hawkes on January 28, 2014 at 7:47am

New book: Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age, An Anthology

Comment by Judith Land on April 27, 2011 at 10:00am

"Adoption Detective" will be released August 2011.

Judith Romano is a plucky Midwestern orphan who faces adversity and steadfastly refuses to back down until she has accomplished her goal of finding her birthparents. It is impossible to put this book down before it is finished—other adoptees will be greatly inspired to find their own roots.

This story could Change Your Life!

Comment by elaine howell on August 24, 2010 at 12:13pm
I was reunited with my bmom when I was 21...I am now 47 years old.Talk about a journey...and at such a young age.I look back now and both laugh at and am proud of that fearless young woman who found out information I was not legally allowed to have under Va. laws at the time...have written on here before.I know the pain of wondering and the fear of both finding and not finding.If you are ready for any answer,go for it.Just be sure you can deal with WHATEVER you learn!!!
Comment by Colleen Colaner on August 23, 2010 at 10:09am
I am a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am doing research on how adoptive parents talked to their children about adoption, and I’m looking for people who would be interested in filling out a survey for me. If you are an adult adoptee, would you be willing to fill out this online survey?
Comment by Laura C on August 1, 2010 at 6:12am
I have finally found information on my birth father. My birthmother did not give me any information until I was an adult and I started asking questions. I have come to the conclusion that it is sooo easy in comparison to identify birthmother than it is birthfather. He is not the man that is listed on my original birth certificate as my mother was separated and still legally married to her husband and his name is on my birth cert. To make a long story short he was older than my mother and already was married with children in teens. For the time I lived with her prior to my informal adoption I feel as though I lived a sham.
When I re-connected with her (my birthmother) as an adult she has said that she knew that my early life "lack of a dad" was diappointing but realized that I considered my adoptive father my "real" dad.
To make a matters worse, to research someone and find that they are already passes is really depressing. I would like to connect with someone who has had an expereince of finding info on a birthparent only to find that they are deceased. I also do not know if I should be trying to meet extended family. My birthfather's widow is deceased and so i think that would spare alot of discomfort in my search or for those who may want to meet.
Comment by Barbara Willmore on June 18, 2010 at 12:07pm
I was adopted when I was 5 days old. Back then it was always closed. My parents brought me up being very open & honest about my adoption. I knew kids in my class that were adopted so I NEVER felt anger or confusion about being adopted. My Dad always told me that they would help me find my bio mother whenever I wanted. Fast forward 40 years and I found my bio Uncle and his wife (who has the same name as my bio mother) and she gave me a little updated info. Through the wonders of the internet and a $50 people search and I was able to find my bio mother. I sent her a brief note bc I still wasn't sure it was her. I told her that she made the right choice and I have no negative feelings about her. About a month ago I received a note from her! She told me she was shunned by her friends & family, had to go away until I was born and was always worried that I would judge her. It's very surreal, I have yet to write back. I'm going to see my folks next week and will bring the two letters I received to share with them. Now I am hoping to adopt a child to complete my family!
Comment by wendy Lanier on May 13, 2010 at 9:15am
I am searching for my sister, her biological name was Jennifer Reed. Born in California between the years of 1981-1984. Birth mothers name was Carolyn Allen. Birth fathers name was Kenneth Allen. I have found out this information recently and have had a void that will not be filled until I find her.
Thank you.
Comment by shannon clark on April 22, 2010 at 12:29pm
good places to go for help when searching. Biker angels(fill out the form angel will contact you)Cousin Connect,,Most states have a registry thru health departments.Type in free reunion registries and you'll find a lot of them. There is a medical registry also. They are out there you just have to search for them. Get your non info id that's a start. good luck
Comment by Jennifer Brewer on April 2, 2010 at 10:41am
does anyone know if I will ever be able to find my birth mother-all records are locked and i would have to go 2 probabte court and when i spoke with them (the lady) was very short and rude..I feel there is no hope..has anyone ever found there Birth mom with records sealed by the state of ohio
Comment by shannon kay foster on December 18, 2009 at 12:31pm
I am wondering if my birth mother is on here. I was born in Portland, Oregon on August 30th, 1973 around 4pm ( I think). My birth mother was 16 and my birth father was/is Native American. Thank you.

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