Reunion registries, state search information, tools for locating people and information, and support groups in the US and around the world.
Tips for beginners, laws about access to information, and articles to help you organize your search and determine which tools to use.
Reunion registries are places where members of the adoption community searching for birth family post their information in hopes of a match. These registries accept listings from all over the US and/or around the world. Many allow free posting and searc
Search information, resources, registries and support groups, for each state.
A registry for foster families and former foster children seeking to reconnect.
If your adoption was finalized in Canada, look here for search groups, Canada-specific registries, support groups, and legal information.
Search and support resources for those seeking birth family members connected with adoptions outside the US and Canada.
Black market (illegal) adoptions are the hardest to trace because there's no paper trail. Resources include reunion registries, information about known black market adoption operations, and personal stories.
Non-adoption specific resources and locators for searches involving current and former military personnel.
Native American tribal information and resources, as well as family search sites.
Groups and tools to help you find people and information. Includes genealogy resources, and general people and information locators.
Some search, others do not. Information and resources for those working through their own decisions.
Adoptees search for birth parents and other birth family members for a myriad of reasons at different times. These articles offer some insight into the reasons why.