Tag: Adoption

How to Find Biological Relatives When Your Birth Parents are Deceased

Finding information about your birth family can be extremely difficult in many states. Even with the rise of adoptee rights groups fighting for unrestricted access to records and information, there are still no federal mandates regarding adoption records, as each state sets its own rules. If you live in a state with extremely strict rules, Read More…

A Guide to Contacting a Newfound Biological Family Member

If you’ve ever tried to contact a biological family member before, you probably know that it can feel awkward or uncomfortable. After all, they’re someone who is technically related to you that you’ve never met before! But it is possible to contact biological family members and have the meeting go well. You might even be Read More…

How to Research Your Biological Family if You’re Adopted

Adoption is a surprisingly common experience. In fact, 2.5% of all United States children were adopted, and about 60% of people know someone who has personal experience with adoption. In the past, adoption was a fairly taboo subject, often because of the stigma attached to having a child outside of marriage. Because of this, many Read More…

How to find a sibling who was put up for adoption

Putting together a family tree after adoption is often framed in one way: an adoptee searching for biological parents. However, there are many other moving parts to the puzzle, each equally important. Whether you’ve just found out that a biological sibling you had was placed for adoption, or you’ve always known but never known how Read More…

How to Find Your Birth Parents

Adoptions come in all shapes and sizes. Some people are adopted at birth while others adopted when they’re a teenager. Some people grow up knowing they’re adopted while some aren’t told until they’re older. While a percentage of people don’t have any interest in meeting their birth parents, many do. Just as there are many Read More…

3 Easy Ways to Find the Names of Your Living Biological Relatives

Whether you’ve been adopted, you’re estranged from your family, or you have estranged relatives, it might be difficult to find your living biological relatives. However, if you want to connect with your family, you’re going to have to start somewhere, and finding out their names is a great first step. It’s actually not as difficult Read More…

How to Navigate Adoption File Release Laws

If you were adopted, you may eventually come to a time when you want to get in touch with your biological family. After all, it’s nice to know who your biological parents are, especially if you really don’t know anything about them. Nothing says you have to stay in contact, but it’s satisfying to know Read More…

Feel Like You Were Born into the Wrong Family? See If You Were Adopted

Lots of people go through a phase of feeling like they just don’t fit in. But for some, this feeling has persisted throughout most of their life. That’s because they feel like they are completely different from their family. The differences can be little things like you enjoying classical music while your family can’t stand Read More…

November Is National Adoption Month!

Right now there are approximately 130,000 kids in foster care programs throughout the United States. These children are hoping to find a place they can call home, and people to call family. Adults all over the country are attempting to expand their families by adopting a young person from a foster home. The process can Read More…