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Searching for your Birth Parents

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By Edited Jun 2, 2016 0 2

At some point of an adoptee's life, locating for his or her birth parents will be a choice to make. This normal behavior may be expected at an early or late age. Ever person tries to find completeness in his or her own lifetime, and by searching for their real parents is one way to do this. Here some things that you should consider when searching for your birth parents:

1. Ask some details from your Adoptive Parents

Confronting is probably the most emotional part of this search process. Asking them regarding your real parents is a sensitive issue and it could affect you especially during times of your vulnerability. But this first step could let in discoveries about your real parents. There are those adoptive parents who are just waiting for their child to ask them the big question. It may seem difficult to them but most of time they would initiate help to provide you with the information that you are looking for.

You may also ask them through what means were you adopted. You could be adopted through an institution, agency or an agreement between your adoptive parents, the birth parents and an attorney.

2. Check your documents

A common question is "How to find my birth family?" First, look into your birth certificate. You will find essential information that could help you start in finding your real parents. The date and time you were born could be seen in this document together with your surname, hospital and Physician.

Next thing is to ask your adoptive parents if they still hold your Decree of Adoption. This holds your birth name, surname and your birth parents' names. You might want to try looking for photos of your real parents. There may be some photo albums or baby book left for you to see now that you are old enough to understand.

3. Know which institution or service to go to

Once you've already found out through what means you were adopted, it is time to move your search further. You may ask someone from the institution. It would be helpful if you could show them some important documents related to your birth and adoption. Bring along photos and old notes that you think are helpful. Try also browsing some helpful services online to speed up your search.



Apr 22, 2010 10:30pm
While searching for birthparents is a natural thing for an adopted child to want to do, they are not the child's "real parents". Adoptive parents are the child's REAL PARENTS. They raised the child, nursed the child, cared for the child, and loved the child.
Apr 23, 2010 4:51am
I totally agree with tat thanks for sharing your insights on this one
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