How can I reconnect with my biological family?
I (or a family member) was adopted.
Here are some items in the Library of Congress online catalog which may give you some ideas about places to look, as well as some links to online sources.
Search : a handbook for adoptees and birthparents
Askin, Jayne. Search : a handbook for adoptees and birthparents / Jayne Askin. 3rd ed. Phoenix, AZ : Oryx Press, 1998.
[xvii], 332 p. ; 23 cm.
HV881 .A8 1998
ISBN: 1573561150 (alk. paper)
The adoption reunion survival guide : preparing yourself for the search, reunion, and beyond
Bailey, Julie Jarrell. The adoption reunion survival guide : preparing yourself for the search, reunion, and beyond / Julie Jarrell Bailey & Lynn N. Giddens ; foreword by Annette Baran. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Publishers Group West, c2001.
xiii, 152 p. ; 23 cm.
HV875.55 .B35 2001
Locating birth family : a searcher's guide
DeLuca, Karen. Locating birth family : a searcher's guide / by Karen DeLuca. Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press, 2003.
v, 54 p. ; 22 cm.
HV875.55 .D45 2003
Searching for a piece of my soul : how to find a missing family member or loved one
Kling, Tammy L. Searching for a piece of my soul : how to find a missing family member or loved one / Tammy L. Kling. Lincolnwood, Ill. : Contemporary Books, c1998.
x, 213 p. ; 21 cm.
HV875.55 .K55 1998
ISBN: 0809230631 (pbk.)
Birthright : the guide to search and reunion for adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents
Strauss, Jean A. S. Birthright : the guide to search and reunion for adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents / Jean A.S. Strauss. New York : Penguin Books, 1994.
xix, 363 p. ; 21 cm.
HV874.82.S77 A3 1994
ISBN: 0140512950 :
So here I am! but where did I come from? : an adoptee's search for identity
Wotherspoon, Mary Ruth, 1924- So here I am! but where did I come from? : an adoptee's search for identity / by Mary Ruth Wotherspoon. Detroit : Pate Publ., c1994.
xiii, 206 p. : photos., ports. ; 24 cm.
HV874.82.W67 A3 1994
Adoptees, birth parents, and missing siblings: to find out if someone has put in a message for you, check for both 1959 and 59 for the year of birth of the ADOPTEE. If you are an adoptee looking to see if your birth parent is looking for you, use the "Seeking Adopted Child" option.
Some of those who search find who they're looking for right away while ... Once you've gotten to know your adopted child or birth parent, you can then start to ...
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Feb 7, 2008 - This post complements our previous article: Find Adoptee. Search By Date Of Birth Of Child, which we strongly suggest you read first. Your adopted child's date of birth, along with just a bit more information about the adoption and the adopting parents may be all you need to find your adopted child.
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Mar 12, 2014 - More than 127,000 children are adopted each year within the United States. Altogether, more than 1.5 million children (more than 2% of all total ...
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