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Adoption Search

Just like other genealogists, adoptees are searching for our roots. We just start out with less information than others. We share the same goals and use the same tools, including vital records, online databases, and now genetic genealogy.

Members: 32
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2023

Discussion Forum

Late 19th and early 20th century adoptions in the US

Started by Valerie Merriam DeBill. Last reply by Sheila Riedy Aug 7, 2017. 1 Reply

research dilemma

Started by Katrinia Louise Monroe Aug 13, 2012. 0 Replies

"Find My Family" Television Show on ABC

Started by Richard Hill. Last reply by Christine Kay Olsen-Needham Dec 25, 2009. 1 Reply

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Comment by Deborah Anne Turner on February 7, 2014 at 10:06pm
Hi, I am looking for my half brother he was adopted in Australia in 1956. His date of birth is 23/9/1956, his birth and adoptive Christian name is Peter and he grew up in Tasmania. If you know of Peter or you are Peter I would love to make contact with you. Deborah
Comment by Richard Hill on October 2, 2012 at 7:42am

DNA testing revealed my biological surname and confirmed the identify of my birth father 25 years after his death. The whole story is revealed in my new book, "Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA." Preview it at Smashwords, which has all the eBook formats. Read reviews at Amazon, which has the printed book and the Kindle edition.

Comment by Richard Hill on August 13, 2012 at 10:31am

Please check out and "Like" my facebook page for DNA Testing Adviser.

Comment by Richard Hill on August 13, 2012 at 10:18am

Sandy and others, I have not been very active on this site in a long time. One reason is that I have been finalizing a book on my adoption search story, including the many types of DNA testing that lead me to the truth about my birth. I hope to have the book out in the next couple weeks.

Comment by Sandra Lea Costa on August 13, 2012 at 9:29am

My mother gave up my brother as a baby, his adopted name is Robert Nichols born in California between the years of 1946-1949. This is about all the information I have.  Not sure if you need my mothers name, if so, Elizabeth Marie Stenquist Kresan. Thank you, Sandy

Comment by Beverly Simpson on October 14, 2010 at 12:08pm
My husband was adopted in 1955 in was a closed adoption...both of his adopted parents are deceased...he would like to find out something of his heritage, for health reasons, but is not necessarily interested in locating his birth parents...can anyone give me any ideas for how to locate information on his birth family? Thanks!
Comment by Janelle Bramble on March 27, 2010 at 10:15pm
I have no adoptee stories but have a freind who has Romany ancestors that were adopted and would love to help her and also I have a grandaugher whos great grandma was adpoted so hope to break down that wall one day so we can find more about her history
Comment by Christine Kay Olsen-Needham on December 15, 2009 at 12:24pm
Can anyone help me find my mother-in-law's birth mother? She was born 12 November, 1949 near Skegness, Lincolnshire, England and lived at the orphanage for 6 months until she was adopted by the Snowden family. They named her Sandra Elizabeth. She has her birth certificate, and the mother's name is listed as Ann Cooper Hepburn. Does anyone know about British adoptions?
Comment by Richard Hill on July 12, 2009 at 8:01am

Adoption search occurs in both directions. Adoptees search for birth families. And birth families search for the children given up. Anyone interested in adoption search from any viewpoint is welcome to join. Maybe you can try out our new discussion forum and tell us your story. Then any responses or suggestions will be linked to your original post.
Comment by Caro Nally on July 11, 2009 at 5:39pm
I'm part of a birth family searching for twins who were born between 1966 and 1970 in Wisconsin and given up for adoption (or taken by the state and then adopted by someone) I assume it's okay if I join the group too? If anyone is interested in the story, I'd be glad to post it!

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