Woman Found Her Biological Parents

Despite her closed adoption, a woman found her biological parents and several half-siblings.

Meghan Rivard April 30, 2018
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Most everyone has a curiosity about their heritage. Some adopted children want to know any genetic medical issues, interests, and personality traits that have been passed down and if they have any physical traits similar to their biological parents.

In the past, the majority of adoptions were closed, meaning little to no personal information was provided to the adopted child about their biological family. Now, open adoptions are becoming more popular, but the level of openness varies greatly.

A recent article about Traci’s reunion was published in The Titusville Herald. When Traci Moore was adopted, no information was provided concerning her biological family. She was adopted as an infant and knew nothing about her biological parents. She grew up in a loving home and did not think or care about looking for information regarding her biological family. But, now as an adult with her family pressuring her to seek out information, especially with the benefits of having family medical information, she was led to start a search for her biological family.

Traci was able to get her adoption record opened to get her original birth certificate. Using the information received from her records, the local library helped her search the names and found her biological parents, as well as several of Traci’s half-siblings. Many of her half-siblings, she discovered, live very close to Traci—they had probably crossed paths with some of them without even knowing it.

“I’m glad I did it. It’s been worth every effort, every step of the way,” Traci said about finding her biological family. There are some questions that only biological parents can answer. Traci hopes to continue to spend more time with her biological family and hopes to plan a camping trip with them in the near future. More stories about biological reunions can be found here.

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Meghan Rivard

Meghan is an adoptive mother and a big advocate of adoption and foster care. She resides in Indiana with her husband, their one-year-old daughter who is the center of their lives, and their dog Max. She has a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Meghan stays at home with her daughter but is so happy she found this outlet to share her personal adoption story and educate about adoption!


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