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Finding your biological parents if you’ve been adopted is easier than ever with access to the internet even if you have very little information about your birth parents. Many people ask questions such as “How can I find my real dad?” “How to find my birth mother?” “Who are my biological parents?” We can help you find those answers especially if you have a name.

 

  • Top Resources

American Adoption Congress – The American Adoption Congress supports state-by-state legislative efforts to obtain access for adult adoptees to their original birth certificates (OBC).

Bastard Nation – The Adoptee Rights Organization

Access To Adoption Records – How to get consent to unseal adoption records and more information about state statutes regarding adoption and obtaining original birth certificates and adoption records.

What every adopted parent should know about search and reunion

The Donaldson Adoption Institute

  • Here are some other starting points and ways to find out who your real biological parents are.

1.) If you have their names then go straight to social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc. and search for them if you have their names.

2.) If you know the name of the adoption agency then ask them for help.

3.) You can register on websites such as adopted.com and other adoption reunion websites such as ALMA Society.

4.) Just ask! Ask your adopted parents for information about your biological parents. You can also ask your extended family, your parent’s friends or anyone else who may have been around at the time of the adoption.

5.) The most obvious is to view your birth certificate to see who signed it. In most states, you will have to get your birth certificate unsealed.

6.) View the Children’s Bureau website which is an office of the Administration for Children and Families. They have a ton of great information which contains basic information on obtaining birth and/or adoption records, conducting a search, reuniting with birth relatives, dealing with the lifelong emotional impact of adoption, and links to relevant organizations.

7.) View the National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search. This is a very powerful resource that contains resources for search support groups, adoption agency officials, licensed adoption agencies and more.

8.) Childwelfare.gov Search for Birth Relatives. This website provides guidance to adopted persons and birth families on the search process and information access, as well as resources for further help in conducting a successful search.

9.) If you know where you were born then go to the hospital and meet with someone in social services or an ombudsman. This can be a very powerful resource to help you find out who your parents were.