Search and Reunion

As today’s adoptions become increasingly open, more adoptees are being raised knowing and interacting with their birth parents. These children never have to wonder who their birth parents are or why they chose adoption. With a fuller understanding of their adoption stories, they may feel more complete and confident in their identities.

But for the many adoptees born before this modern era of open adoption, questions remain — and, in some cases, adoptees in closed adoptions choose to search for their birth families in order to find the answers.

For these adoptees and their families, the articles below provide some basic information on adoption search and reunion, including tips to prepare, steps to take and resources and tools that may be able to help. Whether you are ready to reunite with your birth parents or are still deciding if searching is right for you, read on to find the information you need to get started.