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A Letter From One Adoptive Parent to Other Adoptive Parents

The difficulty adoptive parents face when their children decide to search for their birth families; helping children know their adoptive parents or at least who they are can strengthen the relationship of the adopted family.... [more]

A Million Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

A social worker/ adult adoptee talks of searching.... [more]

A Teenage Adoptee's Letter to Her Birth Parents

A daughter writes an open letter to her birthparents, expressing thanks and love.... [more]

Access to Your Adoption Records:

Information on laws regarding obtaining access to your adoption records and how to go about doing so.... [more]

An Adoptee's Plea

An adult adoptee briefly tells her story and of her search, and also shares a poem she wrote.... [more]

Chapter XIV : Rebirth and Catharsis

Loving his mother even though he was never able to meet her, this adoptee tells his search story.... [more]

Chapter XVI : Insights and Impact of My Search

Courts may decree otherwise, but the one person who has no say is the child. Adoptive parents must realize that raising an adopted child is different and requires a different type of parenting.... [more]

Choices in Searching: Intermediaries, Agency Searches, ISCs, Professional Searchers, Private Investi

Who can help in searching: the advantages and disadvantages of searching yourself, getting volunteer help, or paying for help.... [more]

Christmas...A Blessed Reconnection

The story of an adopted daughter's search for her roots and the subsequent reunion with her birthfather.... [more]

Defining Moments

When your search is completed everything feels so changed, so unknown, so...... [more]


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