Were you adopted? Have you had a nagging feeling that won’t go away, wondering, “Who were my birth parents? Are they still alive? What do they look like?”
What are some tips for finding your birth parents?
First, you can ask your adoptive parents, if they’re living, for information about your birth parents. Maybe they’re willing to open up and share details with you. They might have your original birth certificate with the names of the birth parents listed. This is a sensitive topic to discuss, so assure your adoptive parents that by no means are you unhappy with them– you just want some “closure” to find out “who you are” and this doesn’t negate all the good memories you’ve made with them.
Next, you can see if the state where you live has an adoption reunion registry, which is where birth parents can connect with kids who are looking for them. There are also some online services/websites which offer help reuniting birth parents with kids.
Thirdly, depending on where you live, you might be able to request your adoption records. In some states, this is easy– and in others, it’s next to impossible. You might be able to check county records and go through paperwork to get some answers.
If possible, contact the person or organization who arranged your adoption, since they might be able to fill you in on details of your adoption– and they might be able to lead you in the right direction for finding your birth parents.
Finally, consider hiring LawDog Security & Investigations to find your biological parents. “Private investigators” from LawDog of Chicago can help you find them; Call for a no-cost initial consultation: 1-866-529-3647. Keep in mind that it’s not always easy to find birth parents. The search may take quite some time– but information is out there, and it CAN be found. Don’t give up hope!