Searching For Your Birth Family: Can You Do It On Your Own?

There often comes a time in an adoptee’s life where they decide that they want to go and find their birth family. Whether this be their parents, siblings, or any other family member. 

Whilst you can begin the search on your own, there may be some difficulties in your journey which seem impossible to navigate. Of course it is entirely up to you, but this is why using an adoption specialist is a popular option as we specialize in reconnecting families.

Can I search for my biological family on my own?

The answer is yes, however there are some things to take into account when beginning the search. 

This can include what information you have, such as if you have any links to anyone who could possibly know them, and whether you know the approximate location they may be in. You also need to consider how you would go about getting in contact with them as this can be very daunting, especially if many years have already passed.

Although not impossible, it is increasingly difficult if you don’t know where to start, and similarly if you don’t have any past information to use.

What are the benefits of using an adoption specialist?

Whilst you are able to find your birth family without any external help, an adoption specialist can make the process a lot easier and quick for you. Here at The Adoption Specialist, we complete adoption searches efficiently. However, our work does not end there, because we also provide support and guidance to our clients who are undergoing this process. 

It is our mission to help you prepare for the first contact and the reunion itself. It is important to remember that you are not alone during this process with us and we are there to help you every step of the way. Reuniting family is such a wonderful experience and we are here to get you started with our expertize.

What information do I need to provide?

If you can provide us with as much information as you know about your birth family, then the process may be quicker and easier. However, don’t worry if you don’t have much information! We have successfully found biological families from as little as a place and a date of birth. Although our most popular services are finding birth parents and adoptees, we can also search for past loved ones, and lost family members. 

How long does the process take?

If you’re searching on your own: there isn’t a complete answer to this question as there are many factors to take into account when beginning your search. Sometimes it can take days, or months, or even years. 

If you’re searching with The Adoption Specialist: We efficiently complete the search within the first few weeks while others can take up to several months. Whether the task is easy or not, you can be sure that we will complete the search and help you reconnect with your family.

Are you ready to find your biological family? 

To get started you’ll need to complete either a Locate Your Child Form or a Locate Your Parent Form.

Once we have received this, we can arrange a free consultation. During this we will discuss any information which you have, as well as an explanation of how it will work and also what you should expect from it. 

We’ll also make sure that you are ready to start the search, as this is a big decision for anyone and we want to ensure that you have the support at home from friends or family members. Finally we will discuss the fees and payment options.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

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