An adoption search is the research of your beginning, if you're an adoptee, or the research of your posterity, if your a birth parent. When researching any subject it's best to start at the beginning and to write everything you can remember about the adoption. No detail is too small or insignificant.
Write Everything You Know to Find Birth Parents
The Adoption Search Questionnaire
Another important first step in an adoption search is to apply for your non-identifying information. Every State has their own process, so learn more about the process in your State.
How Do I Obtain My Non-identifying Information from My Adoption Records?
Begin your adoption search and keep track of each step with this adoption search check list.
10 Things to Do to Help Find Family Separated by Adoption - A Checklist
While you're in the beginning stages of starting an adoption search, it's also a good idea to start thinking about the adoption reunion.
What are you wanting from the relationship? Are you just seeking information? Give these questions some thought as well as those in the articles listed below.
Before You Enter Into an Adoption Reunion for the Adoptee
Before You Enter Into an Adoption Reunion for Birth Parents
Before You Help Your Child Enter Into an Adoption Reunion for Adoptive Parents