About

Trusted Professionals Dedicated To Finding Your Birth Family

The Adoption Search Specialist is led by Lisa Townsend, an experienced private investigator that specializes in adoption searches throughout the United States of America, Canada, and Germany. Since 1998, she has been bringing joy and relief to families that were separated by adoption or relinquishment. She does that by helping them meet again.

Her Belief

Lisa has always believed that everyone has the right to know their birth family. This has motivated her to help more people in finding their biological parents.

Her Personal Experience

In the same year she began helping people out, Lisa reunited with her younger half-sister who was placed for adoption at birth. This firsthand experience gave her insights into people who were experiencing the same situation.

A recent picture of Lisa (center) with her sister and niece who she reunited with in 1998.

Lisa Angie and KC

Our Core Values

Our owner drives us to work tirelessly on helping other people have a smooth, quick, and comfortable reunion with their biological family.

What We Do

We complete adoption searches efficiently. 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.

Our Adoption Searches

We believe that each adoption search is unique. The only similar thing is the quality of the service we provide for each case. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is The Adoption Search Specialist?

Lisa Townsend is a licensed California Private Investigative Agent (Lic. #25246). She has been performing adoption searches with a focus on locating birth parents and adoptees since 1998 when she first undertook her search for her half-sister, who was placed for adoption at birth. With the insight of this personal experience and her expertise in the field, Lisa has become a leading provider of search and reunion services throughout the United States, Canada, and Germany.

How can you help me?

Our most popular services include the location of birth parents and adoptees. She also searches for past loves, former classmates, lost family members, military friends, and more.

How long will it take to find my birth family?

The search for a birth family can take as little as a few days to weeks. Sometimes, it can also take several months to complete. This is because of a variety of factors involved in the search, such as your date and place of birth, what information you can and cannot provide regarding who you are looking for. We will also provide a time estimate before we begin the search.

What's your pricing?

Our high-quality services are very affordable and we offer a variety of payment options. Fees will depend on the search you want to be conducted, as well as its unique circumstances. For a free evaluation and quote, call (562) 438-6589.

Do you search outside the United States?

Yes, we also do searches within Germany and Canada.

Are your searches confidential and discreet?

Absolutely. The subject will only be contacted upon request, and otherwise should not know about your search.

What information do I need to provide before a search?

There are many methods of identifying and locating people. We have successfully done so with as little as a place and date of birth or just a name. We will review the information, determine if the search is possible, and then promptly advise you on the best method for your case.

What should I expect from my free consultation?

We will review your information with you and discuss:

  • If You Are Ready to Search
  • How a Search Is Conducted
  • What to Expect During Your Search
  • What to Expect After Your Search
  • Fees and Payment Options
How do I get started?

You may call us at (562) 438-6589 for a free and confidential evaluation or submit a Search Request.

Reach Out to Us

We provide the highest level of confidentiality in every adoption search that we do. Get in touch with us today to learn how to get your journey started.