IF YOU ARE SEEKING YOUR PARENTS.....
Here are some major organizations which can help, followed by a list of
additional resources on the Internet:
NATIONAL ADOPTION INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE
This organization can offer facts on state adoption laws and searching
for birth relatives, including a list of mutual consent registries in addition
to other organizations and support groups.
P.O. Box 1182, Washington, D.C. 20013-1182 703-246-9095
INTERNATIONAL SOUNDEX REUNION REGISTRY
Matches data on adopted children with data on biological parents who
have given up a child for adoption (a free service). Call for registration
form. The registry will contact you if the computer turns up a match. The
Reunion Registry, P.O. Box 2312 Carson City, NV 89702 702-882-7755
AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS
Has local support groups around the country for birth parents, adoptees,
and adoptive parents. Each offers psychological as well as search guidance.
1000 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 9, Washington, DC 20036 202 483-3399
CONCERNED UNITED BIRTHPARENTS
Offers some search information and support through a monthly newsletter
and 14 local branches around the country. First year membership is $50.
2000 Walker Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50317 800-822-2777
ADOPTEE LIBERTY MOVEMENT ASSOCIATION
This groups holds search workshops at 62 chapters around the world. It
also offers a registry for people adopted from foreign countries who seek
their biological relatives.
P.O. Box 727, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101 (973) 586-1358
ON THE INTERNET -- Just a few of the many search and support Web sites
which can help those looking for family members lost through adoption:
Michele's Adoption Reunion Scrapbook
A site with many interesting stories of how people found each other plus tips
on searching lost biological family.
This site offers a range of information,
including advice on conducting a search, discussions about reunion outcomes,
and social, legal and media issues related to adoption.
Switchboard is a basic starting point for anyone searching anyone else in the
country. Just type in the name, city/town and state. An address and phone
number will be delivered back within seconds.
As of late November 1996, over 9,000 registrations are on this international
searchable database for searching adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents and
siblings. (A registration donation is requested.)
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