Adoption Search & Reunion

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Beginning an adoption reunion search can be the start to an emotionally difficult, yet rewarding journey. The first step is the biggest step you'll take. Deciding to begin your search and reunion journey commonly requires dedication, perseverance, and emotional and mental fortitude. Some of those who search find who they're looking for right away while others can search for years without success. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to know which category you'll fall into before you begin the process. However, even if success isn't met right away, the journey holds a lot of other benefits and advantages, including a better understanding of yourself and your life experiences.

Once you've decided to start your search, you will then have to decide how you're going to move forward. For starters, it's possible that the agency used to facilitate the adoption offers post-adoption services that include a registry or third party intermediary who will attempt to locate and contact the member of the triad you are searching for.

You can also search online directories that aren't related to a specific agency. Many of these online directories are free, including the Adoption.com Reunion Registry. Because of the modernity and popularity of social networking sites, that's a great place to start, too. Of course, these methods will only work if you already have identifying information about that person. You could also use the expertise of professional searchers, who do cost money, or search angels, who are free to work with. There are so many different ways to start and continue your reunion search, but you don't have to choose only one method. Why not try them all?

Often, services available through agencies or professional searchers do cost money, as mentioned above, so it's important to research the services you are investigating before taking that first step. Becoming active in online adoption communities will allow you to speak to others who may have used the services you are considering or it may lead you in a whole different direction altogether. However, it might be best to start with the free resources before moving on to the paid ones.

Once you've started your search, you'll want to begin the preparation for a possible reunion. It's important to keep your expectations of the relationship low and take things one step at a time. This is because you don't want to get your hopes up, have the reunion fail in some way, and become devastated. Keeping expectations low or expectations open and pliable means that you can get back up and keep trying until you're happy with the results. It's easy to get caught up in the moment and leap forward while emotions are high. However, taking time to ease into the relationship and build a strong foundation is important in the very first stages.

Try to keep communication light and easy until you've gotten to know the person a little better. Once you've gotten to know your adopted child or birth parent, you can then start to address the emotional topics, which will inevitably come up.

The reunion journey is an exciting one, even with all the bumps and hurdles along the way. Remember that every journey will be different, so try not to compare your reunion journey with others. Focus on your goal and your progression, and you'll soon be able to reconnect and reunite!

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First and foremost, let me say this: I was blessed with wonderful siblings! I'm not talking about my natural siblings, I'm talking about my...
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All Adoptees Please Post Here!
May 5, 2015, 8:34 am
Born Jan 3rd 1983 in Tulsa Oklahoma. Biological Mothers name right now is Susan Flagg and she graduated in 1980 from Weleetka Highschool.
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Debi - 11 months ago
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I would like to help my sister-in-law find her adopted child that was adopted in Ohio back in the 50's or 60's. She left her child with her family members while she looked for a job and when she returned they had adopted her out. What is the best way for me to do this? #1
Susan - 7 months ago
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I've been looking for my biologicla brother who was adopted into another home for over 10 years now...ive sent out flyers on gfacebook and still have no contact with him...it's hard and emotionally draining anmd I find myself holding my heart because I feel a little empoty without knowing who he is,m if he's okay if I will ever meet hiim...I've had no luck and every day it seems harder and harder and further and further away from reach....I haven o one I know that is also adopted or reunited ewith family...I don't know any way to start or how to go about anything....i need help and each day it's less and less easy to find a path to go on... #2
sharon - 5 months ago
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i am new on here but looking for a daughter born at parkway regional aka atlanta west hospital in lithia springs georgia. child was born in 1987 or 1988. due to some unusual circumstances unsure of any exact date. the adoption was done through a private attorney that i was told knew the family . i think the family had other adopted kids? and may have lived in carrollton or villa rica area #3
Melanie - 6 months ago
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I am a 28 year old African American woman I was born 12/07/1985. In Buffalo NY at Buffalo General Hospital I was put up for adoption through Catholic Charities agency. I was told the reason I was given up was because my birth mother was young she was in school and she already had a kid so I know I could possibly have biological siblings out there somewhere I would like to get to know. I would also like to know any family health history or concerns. I was told Melanie was the name I was given when I was born so if this story sounds familiar please reach out and we can start with baby steps on getting to know one another #4
Denise - 6 months ago
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I have searched for my birth parents for 30 years with the blessing of my adoptive parents (both are gone now). I know my DNA, and found 3-4 cousins this way but have had no luck in figuring out who my parents are. Private adoption with a lawyer. I was told my mother was 28 when she had me. She was 5' 6" dark hair grey eyes, Father was blonde 6". I was born in Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina, 6 lbs, 6 ounces at birth - when my adoptive parents came to pick me up at Seneca Hospital, the nurse said "Come see baby Denice" Uncanny that I had been named Denise Elaine by my adoptive parents and Karen Denice by my birth mother. #5
Megan Pierson - 9 months ago
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Yesterday was my dad's birthday.. It really had me Thinking whether or not she's out here looking for us? Which really there's not many days that go by that I'm not thinking about it. Maybe it's best not to know her, like a mysterious part in our heads the way we would imagine her.. A woman we might look up to.. Or she could be woman we wouldn't be proud to a accept.. So maybe it's best that we never met.. So I can put all these imaginations in my head of how an incredible woman she is.. And that I'm just like her in some ways.. To push myself to be the best that I can be! But a part of me is missing... A grandma I never got to meet. A family I never got to know. Apart of her is in me.. In my blood, running through my veins.. I am her.. So I hope one day, she'll have enough courage to meet all of us.. Cause we sure want to meet her!(: to get a restart on life.. Like finally the question all of has been wondering/ asking.. Is finally answered without hesitation. #6
Tracy Jones - 2 months ago
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Unimaginable and unbelievable. I am Tracy Jones from the United States and i have a good news to share to the entire world. Do you need your ex husband or lover urgently? I wanna tell you that you need not to worry because i have a good news for those out there that are faced or similar to such situation because there is always a hope and a solution to all problem. There is a great spell caster called Dr Eku who can really solve your problem. Getting my lover back is what i can't imagine but when I was losing Newton, I needed help and somewhere to turn badly but my Aunty told me about this spell caster who also helped her on the internet. I thought it won't work but i just tried to give this man a chance and i ordered a LOVE SPELL. Two days later, my phone rang. Newton was his old self again and wanted to come back to me! Not only come back, the spell caster opened him up to know how much I loved and needed him. This Spell Casting isn’t brainwashing, but he opened up his eyes to know #7
Kimberley - 2 months ago
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Hi, i am Kimberley. And i am sharing this testimony with the whole world, on how i got my ex husband back within 48 hours, by the help of the amazing Dr. Love Shrine. After 2 years and 3 months in marriage with my husband kyle. He left me and our little boy shaw, for another lady. I did all i could to get him back, but they all proved abortive. Until one faithful day, an old friend of mine Sarah, told me about Dr. Love Shrine, who helped her in a similar issue. At first, i doubted it, but later on, i decided to give it a try. When i did, he helped me cast a re-union lover's spell. And within 48 hours, my husband came back, pleading and apologizing to me. And right now, we are very happy together, with abundant love, joy and riches. You too can contact this amazing spell caster right now, on any issue that you are having on his email: xxxx Thank you so much great one, i won't forget your amazing works. Love and regards, Kimberley Logan, London, UK. #8
Michael - 10 months ago
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Male born on September 21, 1985 in Jacksonville, Florida (I think) and processed through The Children's Home Society. Supposedly my mother died before my adoption finalized in October 1985. I was told she was beaten and fell into a coma from which she never awoke. I may have two half brothers through her. I have completed 23andMe.com and found that I am largely British-Irish with hints of Polish-Russian. Contact: xxxx This is the beginning of my journey, and it already feels like the end. The Florida statutes protect the biological parents like I'm a piece of irrelevant chattel without a say in the matter. Closed adoption laws are so inhumane to adult adoptees. The very nature of human behavior and instinct is to look to your history for enlightenment. Hence, the wide popularity of archaeology and genealogy. It's human nature to investigate the past. Legislatures should be ashamed of their decisions to seal off all identifying information to adoptees. #9
Brittany - 9 months ago
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Looking for my brother. His birthday is 1-6-86 he was adopted out of catholic family services in Oklahoma city. If you have any information, please contact me. I've been trying to find him for years. Help to find him is greatly appreciated. I feel as if I have an empty space in my life that only he can fill. Please help. #10
looking - 2 months ago
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birthmother has purchase an ancestry dna kit from ancestry dot com and then you can upload results to ged match, or family tree dna, 23 and me, looking for birthmother looking for adoptee born in Georgia 1987 or 1988 adoptee looking for birthmother looking for siblings douglas county Georgia lithia springs Georgia if any one wants to find family or answers through adoption a dna may be easiest respond back in visitor comments with: birthmother has purchased a dna kit #11
Davis Harris - 12 hours ago
Hello friends, an awesome and amazing testimony about a Great spell caster I really love to share. My name is Davis Harris from the Canada. Getting my wife back is what I least expected and could never imagine. I and my wife have been married for five years and we have been living happily but all of a sudden she changed completely and turned away from me and I never knew what was going on, I tried to ask her but she refused to tell me what the problem is, and as time went on she sought for a divorce. I was so worried and confused, and I did all my possible best to get her back but it wasn't easy, I thought all hope was lost, and during my search for a way out, a friend of mine who had similar problem told me about a great spell caster called Dr OSAUYI who helped him get back his wife also. I never believe in spell casting in my entire life or a magic because I never thought it will work but I tried to give this man a chance and to my greatest surprise, He cast a spell to bring her back #12
clifford mary - 12 hours ago
I'm CLIFFORD MARY by name I have a few testimony to share with you all about myself, I was in a relationship with this guy and for 3years and we were about getting married when we both have misunderstanding with each other and he ask me for a divorce and we both agreed and after 4months I head that he was having an affair with one of my closest friend and I was very upset and worried so a friend of my advice me and told me if I still love my ex and if I really want to have him back so I told her yes, and she ask me to contact Dr. ALLI the spell caster and I did although I never believe on spell so he gave me something when he was casting the spell and ask me to say my wishes on it and after the casting of the spell a receive a phone call from my ex and was ask me at which I did and now we are back together again I'm so happy and I wish not to ever have this mistake again in my life. I will also advice anyone with this kind of issue to contact him for help he is really nice on phone and #13
Rossa David - 2 days ago
I am Rosse David,I want to say thank to dr.Okosisi for everything he did in my life. To everyone who doesn\'t believe in spell, I was one like you at first. I wasn\'t quite sure if I wanted to do this since I\'ve tried others so-called spells casters and they did not work and was a waste of my time and money. However, when I read so many testimonials of dr.Okosisi how he help people to get back their ex lover. dr.Okosisi answered all my questions and was very nice about everything, I decided to give him a try. I figured it would be my last try to get my ex husband back. i email dr.Okosisi and tell him everything.he let me know which spells would be most appropriate for me and I chose the one that was to get him back to me and stay with me and never to live me again.As soon as he finish the spells, my husband came back into my life! It was a miracle to me and I’m so thankful to him, that is why i am sharing this testimony to those who need his help. Things have been going well, and pr #14
Angela - 2 days ago
Am Angela Shuane, i have been married for 2 years with pain and agony because my husband left me for another lady. I was reviewing some post on the internet on how i could get back my husband then, i saw a post by Marina Choas who testified of Doctor Ebakor the almighty spell caster. I contacted Marina Chaos to confirm about Doctor Ebakor and she guaranteed me and gave me the courage to contact Doctor Ebakor for help. So, i contacted him and he assured me that my days of sorrows are over that i will get back my husband within 12 to 16 hours. I did all what he told me and am very happy that my husband is back to me and we are now living happily like never before and i can boldly and proudly testify to the world that Doctor Ebakor is a good and remarkable spell caster that specializes on different kind of spells. If you need his help, then contact him on E-mail: xxxx OR you can call me on: xxxxx if you need more info about Doctor Ebakor. #15
Angela Shuane - 2 days ago
Am Angela Shuane, i have been married for 2 years with pain and agony because my husband left me for another lady. I was reviewing some post on the internet on how i could get back my husband then, i saw a post by Marina Choas who testified of Doctor Ebakor the almighty spell caster. I contacted Marina Chaos to confirm about Doctor Ebakor and she guaranteed me and gave me the courage to contact Doctor Ebakor for help. So, i contacted him and he assured me that my days of sorrows are over that i will get back my husband within 12 to 16 hours. I did all what he told me and am very happy that my husband is back to me and we are now living happily like never before and i can boldly and proudly testify to the world that Doctor Ebakor is a good and remarkable spell caster that specializes on different kind of spells. If you need his help, then contact him on E-mail: xxxx OR you can call me on: xxxxx if you need more info about Doctor Ebakor. #16
georgie - 6 days ago
I'd like to find my mums sisters and brothers. I don't know much but what I have herd she has spent a lot of money and got no where. She was adopted back in the 70s and she has a couple brothers and sister who live in Australia and New Zealand. She said her dieing wish would be able to find them because she doesn't wanna go without knowing her real family. Her birth mothers name was Linda biggs and her father's name was Frances cowan She has brother and sisters who's last names would be the same but my mum was the only one who was adopted out as they were young when they had her the records show. All the rest of the children grew up with their father either in Australia or new Zealand. Either way if anyone could help I would love to find my mother's sisters and brothers. #17
Daniela - 6 days ago
Am Looking for a Female that was born 1xxxxx. Name Before Adopted Was Dalia Ponce So white page said. Birth mothers Name that Was Leasted was my real Mother Deborah Ann Ponce/Ashworth..Born in Nc durham. I was Adopted also along with Other Sibbling (Dalia also) I have only meet 3 sisters from my mom side of the family but their is 13 in total(Plus Me) Dalia Well be the 3ed Oldest then ill be the 4 and much more to go I only now Dalia Name. I been searching websittes and fb pages but i have no clue where she could be or what her real name is not even her bday.. #18
leroy treece - 1 week ago
Hello to the world i am Leroy..i want to say that Dr Bully the mighty spell caster from India. He is the only spell caster that can help you solve your problem in 48 hours...after passing through a lot of problems in my marriage, i contacted Dr Bully Shrine in Mumbai India and in 48 hours, my wife who we were divorced for 4 years is back to me for ever...Dr Bully is highly spiritual and can never disappoint you in any problem. No matter what type of Relationship, Marital, Getting Pregnant, Want a Baby,Court Case and disease you have, he is definitely the best answer for you in 48 hours.. his Email address is xxxx #19
bettymoyes - 1 week ago
My name is Mrs Betty moyes,I live in united state,and I’m happily married with my lovely husband and three children. I had a very big problem with my husband few months ago,to the extent that she even packed her things away from me and my kids for almost 5 months,and i tried all my possible best and effort to bring he back,but all to no avail.I discussed it with a very good friend of mine,and he gave me an advice concerning a spell caster,and i quote.“There’s someone who can handle your situation,he’s always ready and able to do anything related to spell casting,i will like you to contact him with his email,which is as follows.”Dr Royallovespell”. I never believed in spell casting,but he convinced me and i had no choice than to follow his advice,because i never dream t of loosing my lovely husband.And that’s how i contacted him with his email address,and i discussed with him and so surprisingly,he told me that I’ll get my husband back a day after.so i never believed,unt #20
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