Because of online search tools, the process of finding your birth parents has gotten somewhat easier.
This is not to say that finding them will be simple, there are steps involved that someone would have to follow to try and find their birth parents, and even then, there is no guaranty they can be found.
Asking your adoptive parents about what adoptive agency was used could help in the process of finding your birth parents.
Because of certain situations, it would not be uncommon for the birth parents to have the agency offer information about them to their child if they ask, so be sure to check this out in your searches.
You should not just assume or think that your biological parents do not want to see you.
When searching clear your thoughts and concentrate on how it would be to see your biological parents.
Remember this could be an overwhelming and emotional time for everyone involved.
Discuss Birth Family With Parents to Collect Information From Your Adoption
Your parents may have a lot of information on your birth families like copies of your original birth certificate, contact information, phone numbers, and more on your birth parents.
If they have this information it could help in eliminating a long search.
This may also be a good time to discuss with your parents your feelings about wanting to find your birth parents.
This process of discussing your feeling can help you and your parents as you explain your intentions and process.
Check with your state to see if they have a state adoption registry.
To check to see if your state has this service Google the following search term:
Florida state adoption registry
Be sure to add in your state name to the search term.
If you find that your state does have an adoption registry you will want to utilize this service. A lot of these services are free, however, some may be paid.
Here is a list of the more national and popular adoption registries:
DNA testing has come a long way and there are services that now let you take a DNA test to protect your relationship with family members.
If you try this you may find cousins, aunts, parents, etc.
This could be a great starting point to finding relatives that will lead you to your birth parents.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
The Child Welfare Information Gateway, if your not familiar with this website is a service of the Children’s Bureau. They have a great section called Searching for birth relatives.
This will contain basic info on how to obtain adoption records and birth records, how to conduct a search, and reuniting with birth relatives.
You can find more information about this by accessing the page here
Social Media Search
If you have your birth parents name you can search social media profiles. With millions of people on or joining social sites like Facebook, Instagram each day it would make sense to do a quick search online.
It’s quick and free and you never know what information you could find this way.
The easiest and quickest first step should be to search all social media apps. Social media is huge with millions of people on or joining each month.
Public Record Search
Again, if you have a first and last name you can do a public record search directly online. These services can help in locating address information and other contact information like phone and email addresses.
Not only can they uncover this type of information they can also uncover social media profiles and accounts. These are paid services but would be worth the small fee associated with gaining the information you’re looking for.
Finding your birth parents is a huge process that can take a mental toll on everyone involved. Remember to think the process through carefully and speak to your adoptive parents to make sure they are aware of your feelings and what you would like to accomplish.
Keep in mind that finding your birth parents can be a long process if the information is hard to come by. Keep positive and stay focused and use all the online resources you can find.