Tag: "Find My Birth Family"

Advice for Adoptees Starting an Adoption Search

If you are an adoptee contemplating a search for your birth or biological family, the very first place to start is at the beginning, on the day you were born.

Check your birth certificate.

It may list more than you think. Depending on the State that issued it, the certificate may list your time of birth, the hospital, the delivering doctor's name and other things you can use in your search. If you have an amended 'short form' birth certificate, try to obtain what is called a 'long form' birth certificate. It may tell you more than what you currently ... Read More

Welcome to Adoption Search Tips

Welcome to Adoption Search Tips!

My name is Susan Friel-Williams and I am an adult adoptee who spent several long and very frustrating years in search of my biological family. Throughout that journey, I learned not only how to search, but also learned that there is a whole community of adoptee and birth family members who wish to reconnect.

In 1990 I obtained my first Private Investigator license in Idaho before relocating to Loveland, Colorado. For several years I was also a Senior Adoption Forum Host on America Online (Family Forum) where we guided adoption triad members through the ... Read More