Blogging: Have you registered in our Reunion Registry? Have you been searching or recently reunited with your birth family? Are you interested in Blogging? This is the perfect opportunity for you to share your Search and Reunion story! We're currently looking for Search and Reunion volunteer bloggers.
Reuniting years after placement can be both a heartbreaking and joyous experience. No matter where you are in the reunion journey, it's important to remember to have hope. You may be overwhelmed, stressed, and scared, but remember that there are successful reunions every day! And you never know; you could be next! If you're just starting out on your reunion journey, or you're just contemplating the journey, know that you have many viable resources at your disposal--one of which is the Adoption.com reunion registry. Our free registry can help you find someone or enable you to be found, or both! It's easy to use and it has the potential to change your life for the better.
As proof of successful reunions, both from registry users and from those who didn't quite make it that far, here are some first-hand accounts from real people searching for biological family members, just like you!
"I lost my daughter when she was 2 days old and lost my son when he was 10 months old. The State Department of Human Services facilitated the adoption. It has been over 20 years since I last saw my babies. I was hopeless and came to some level of acceptance that I may not see them before I die. Well, on Feb.2, 2012 the adoptive mother contacted me and I am establishing a relationship with my two children. They also get to meet their 3 siblings. Dreams do come true! Don't give up 5 minutes before the miracle!" - Lynn J.
"I can not thank you enough for this website. In 1973 my older sister and her husband, out of love, gave up their two daughters for adoption. My sister and her husband loved their adorable little girls so much. They realized that love wasn't enough and that they just didn't have the skills to care for little children. I was only 18, my brothers were in the service, and my parents were elderly. So, they didn't feel like that was a good option either. Because of my niece and I posting on this website, I got to see my youngest niece yesterday. I always prayed for this day. I can not tell you how wonderful it is to know that my nieces are ok and have been together. I have worried about them for 38 years! THANK YOU!" - Doreen B.
"First let me thank you for listing my story all these years. My daughter is a beautiful young woman and I have 3 more beautiful grandchildren. We are getting to know each other. I think I contacted her on the 3rd of Feb. We live 3 states from each other and talk on the phone and social media. Taking it slow, as I am a stranger to her. I think she was five when we saw each other last. Things are as good as they could be for now we're working on it. Again thank you so much. My love to the staff. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" - Dwight F.
"I would just like to tell all the people searching to never, ever give up, no matter how rocky the road gets. Take each bump with a little step. Miracles happen every day!" - Anna M.
"I was lucky. I found my bdaughter through an internet angel. A search angel did a reverse search and found her. After a lengthy Facebook search with my newly discovered last name, I found and friended her. We have emailed and messages for over two years now. I gave her a complete family history and genealogy going back generations. Bday and Christmas gifts and letters have been sent to her." - Mike
"With the help of all the search sites and the faith that he would want to see me, my son has found me. He originally found his birth father and then I received an email that stated 'I have contact with our son; he wants to meet you.' And that was that. It has been a crazy 2 days, but I am seeing my son for the first time on Monday. We are both excited. Thank you to all who have helped." - Peggy M.
"I originally posted on your site looking for a son. He has found me from your site and I can't thank you all enough. I've been on here since 2003 and he contacted me on my birthday. It was the best ever. Thank you all again for having this site and I also wish to tell you we've met each other this past week in person. It was great. Please keep your site and I encourage everyone I can to come to your site if they are looking for someone. God bless you all. Thank you again." - Shary S.
Your life may not be taking the route you originally planned, but that doesn't mean you can't reconnect with loved ones. Start your reunion search today and you could find happiness tomorrow! The above stories are just a small sampling of the many available adoption reunion stories. If you have a reunion story, please share it with us so we can share it with others! After all, the adoption community depends on each other for guidance and hope. Let your adoption-related experience inspire and give hope to someone else!
With Motherís Day coming up, I canít help but think of my birth mother and my adopted mother. One carried me in her stomach and the other in her heart till the day she died four years ago. I canít imagine what was going through my birth motherís mine the day she gave birth to me knowing she was going to give me up. [more]
Wow, I think back on when I was placed with my family and it just makes me smile. My first several years my mom was so afraid that if she didnít tell me about how they got me, that Iíd learn it from someone else and she didnít want that to happen. [more]
On the reunion path, sometimes DNA tests are necessary. This can help protect yourself and the other person from scams and reunion fraud. However, they aren't necessary for every situation, and sometimes it can hurt budding relationships.
"I registered with your site six years ago and I never imagined I would be found. I received a message from my birth sister, who was also adopted, that she thought we might be birth sisters. My sister and I are 39 and our greatest wish was that we would find our birth family before our 40th birthday, and your registery site has given us our gift. My birth sister contacted me via email after she saw my post last week. I can't believe this is happening, but we have learned that we have 9 brothers, 4 sister--15 of us in all. My sister, Angie, is the one that found me on your site. Angie was also adopted at birth, three years prior to our birth, and we thought that the three of us were the only ones put up for adoption. We have planned a family reunion this July and everyone is so excited. Our siblings have said that they've been thinking about us and always celebrate our birthdays. That made us feel so good because, as an adoptee, you always wonder if anyone is thinking about you or remembers your birth, and for my siblings to say they have been means the world to us. Thank you again for your adoption registry." - Jocelyn
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