Adoption.com has been working for 12 months on a new online video series to empower adoptees and birth parents to find each other and reunite. This series has 16 videos with 2.2 hours of advice from adoption search angels, private investigators, adoptees, a genealogist, an attorney, and a social worker. These expert searchers answer frequently asked questions about adoption search and reunion. The course also includes PDF documents with detailed instructions on how to use the online resources we recommend.
There are no other courses like this anywhere!
- Using Google & 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 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
*We cannot guarantee you will find your birth family or adopted child or that your adoption reunion will be successful.
StartUsing Google + Social Media (7:26)
StartUsing DNA Testing (7:18)
StartUsing Reunion Registries (8:49)
StartSearching Public Records (7:37)
StartPetitioning the Court (14:07)
StartUsing People Search Sites (9:30)
StartUsing Genealogy Sites (8:53)
StartContacting Agency or Attorney (7:08)
StartObtaining Original Birth Certificate (6:08)
StartUsing Anecdotal Information (7:00)
StartWorking with Search Experts (13:54)
Frequently Asked Questions
"I have had the unique experience of working on writing the written content for these Adoption Search and Reunion videos. As an adoptee it was fascinating to learn about the process and how many different tools are available to use in a search. My own search and reunion was very short as I only used Facebook because my adoptive mom was friends with my birth mom at the time I began my search. I am grateful for the work that has been done with this video to help other adoptees search for their birth parents."
- Erika Smith
Adoption.com started in a college computer lab in February 1997 and has been serving the adoption community for more than 20 years. During that time, Adoption.com has grown to be the world’s most-used adoption site, the largest online adoption community, the most successful indpendent adoption profiles site, one of the largest adoption reunion registries, the largest adoption social media following, and the most-read publisher of adoption articles, videos and other content. Adoption.com is the platform for the adoption community.