If you’re like me, you want to know who your birth parents are. You want to find them to see if you look like them. You want to know if there are any medical conditions that you may have inherited. The question is: How do I find my birth parents? I am going to help you answer that question.
In order to find your birth parents, you need to start asking questions. Your first step is to ask your adoptive parents about them. For me, it was easy. My parents were willing to share with me anything I wanted to know. First, I asked about siblings. My parents told me their names and I contacted them on Facebook. The next step I took was to ask my siblings about our biological mom. They were unsure about her so I proceeded to find out her name. I was able to obtain my biological mom’s name from my original birth certificate. This led me to find her on Facebook. I contacted her. I now have the ability to set up a time that I can meet her if I choose to. As for my birth father, I’m still trying to contact him.
For me, it was easy to find my birth parents because I have supportive parents who told me that I could search for my birth parents if I chose to. For some, it might not be as easy. If you don’t have adoptive parents who are supportive of you, my first piece of advice would be to find out if it was a closed adoption or open adoption. If it was an open adoption, it will be a lot easier for you to get access to your birth records. The next step would be to contact the agency through which your adoption took place. Once you have the information you need, you can search for your parents in state records. You can also register on adoption reunion registries. There are so many options out there, just find the one that works best for you.
If you’re looking for something to guide you through this search, you may also want to check out this online search and reunion course. It has tons of information from adoption reunion experts.
Before you start your search, please take the time to emotionally prepare for this. Decide if you would be ready to meet your parents today if you found them. If you feel ready, then start the search. It may be the most rewarding experience you have.