The decision to take an adoption reunion journey is a big step! It is a journey that can be full of bumps and hurdles, but can also be an exciting pilgrimage to self discovery. Your search may last just a few days or weeks while others search for years without success. There is no way to predict how long your search will be, but careful planning and preparation can help you navigate your way through the journey.
Non-identifying Information usually includes a physical description of the birth parents, their age, health or medical information, and other family background information.
Identifying information includes information that could lead to the discovery and identity of your birth parents such as names, addresses, phone numbers, drivers' license numbers, social security numbers or birth dates.
Medical information contains medical information about the adoptees biological family. This information can be helpful in identifying hereditary disease.
Because of the efficiency and popularity of online registries and social network sites, they are a great places to list your information. These methods work best if you have identifying information about the person you are searching for. To create your profile or search visit our registry.
"We don't receive wisdom; we discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." - Marcel Proust
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AUTHOR / Mindy Jensen, LSW
Mindy Jensen is a Social Worker at Adoption.com where she manages the Adoptable Kids Photolistings, Reunion Registry, and Forum Community. She is passionate about her job and hopes to help others no matter where they are in their adoption journey. In her free time she loves water skiing and snow skiing with her family.
AUTHOR / Susan Friel-Williams
Susan Friel-Williams is a reunited California adoptee with over 30 years experience in the search and reunion field. As an active administrator for several Facebook search and support groups; she offers daily advice and support to the adoption community in whole and has helped facilitate countless successful search and reunions during her career. Susan and her husband Lane live in Florida but consider Idaho their home state.