Once you have enough information to post on registries, hire a searcher, or make outreach efforts on your own, reconnecting is the next step. How are you going to do it? Will you get a professional to help? A friend? Do it yourself? And once you do connect, the results may be far better or far more disappointing than you anticipated. Find resources and support for every step along the way, and consider sharing your story with others.
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