How Do I Search for My Birth Family?

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Some birth parents watch their children get adopted and know they’ll likely never see them again. Sadly, many never do. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you, if you’re willing to search for your birth family. is a unique resource to help birth parents and adopted children find one another. The creators of Parent Profiles and the Adoption Reunion Registry have put together this new online course for a comprehensive look at search and reunion. The course includes 16 video lessons offering firsthand advice from professional searchers. You’ll learn what services and resources you have access to and how to use them, as well as what you can expect from an adoption reunion.

With lifetime access to the course, you’ll always have the information you need to help you find your birth family.

Included lesson topics:

–Using Google and Social Media in Your Adoption Search

–DNA Testing for Adoption Search

–Using Adoption Reunion Registries

–Searching Public Records

–Petitioning the Court for Adoption Records

–Using People-Search Sites

–Using Genealogy Sites in an Adoption Search

–Contacting the Adoption Agency or Attorney

–Obtaining Your Original Birth Certificate

–Using Anecdotal Information in Your Adoption Search

–Working with Search Experts

–Talking to Adoptive Parents

–Initiating Contact with Birth Family or Adopted Child

–Adoption Reunion and Relationship Expectations

–When Contact Is Denied

–Finding an Adoption Support System


Preston Shewell is a staff writer at He’s passionate about the English language and finds fulfillment in editing and screenwriting. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, napping, and taking abnormally long walks.

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