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Adoption Angels: Resources for Adoptees

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Adoption Angels Project

This is a list of help pages available for adoptees to help them find their biological family.

If you are an adoptee, have taken a DNA test, and are ready for help finding your birth parents, please complete the Adoption Angels application.

Contents

Follow the Process

Before you begin your search, it's important to understand there is a process to finding birth parents that will make the search quickly successful. Here are the basic first steps:

  1. Decide on your goals for the search. What do you hope will happen by the end of the search?
  2. Gather all the available information about your adoption story (both stories and paperwork).
  3. Take a DNA test.
  4. Seek help from people with experience finding birth family.
  5. Once your search is complete, connect with others who can advise you on how to find emotional closure.

How to Get Started

DNA

Resources by Location

These pages are not all up to date. For up to date information do an internet search for what paperwork and resources are available in your location (state, county, province, or country).

Finding Search Help

Before you Apply for Adoption Angels Help

Please see the Adoption Angels application checklist. The more items you complete before applying will ensure your place on our list for the next available Angel who will assist you in finding your birth family.

Contacting Family

Searching For Family Adopted Away

If you are searching for family members who may have been adopted away from your family, please see: How to Find Living Family Members. Due to privacy concerns, Adoption Angels does not assist with these types of searches.

Historical Adoptions

For birth parent searches past your grandparents, please see: Historical Adoption





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