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States With Open Adoption Records (For immediate help with your birth family search, please click here now!)
There are several states that have open adoption records. In these states, an adult adoptee can get an original birth certificate and in some instances more adoption record information. If you are an adoptee looking for your birth parents in an open adoption records state, please request your open adoption records. However, when you obtain your original birth records, your search might still be difficult. Having information such as your birth mother’s maiden name and perhaps her old address is a great start, but you will still need to get her current name and address information. Your birth mother might have changed her name several times, or she might not live in the state where you were adopted.
If you need help with your search, please contact OmniTrace! Here is a list of states where adoption records for all or some years are open. In some states, birth parents can sign a no-contact veto: Read More
OmniTrace guarantees that we will conduct a professional, comprehensive search to find your birth family members. We have more skills and resources to achieve a successful result than any other search company. At the end of our investigation, you will receive a detailed report containing all of our findings. Florida state law requires this.
But please note, when you enlist our services, you are asking us to conduct an investigation. We simply don’t know what we will find during the course of our research, and we cannot guarantee we will find the subject of your search or you will be satisfied with the end result.
Here are some situations we might encounter when looking for birth family members:
- Your birth parents might refuse contact.
- You may decide not to make contact.
- Your birth parents may be deceased.
- Your birth records were possibly falsified at the time of your adoption. This would circumvent our obtaining accurate name information. In other words, the paper trail could become dead.
- The adoption agency may have taken steps to make a successful search impossible.
- Your birth parents may be indigent, with no paper trail to follow.
- The information you originally provided us is incorrect. As an example, one of the most common issues is that birth mothers frequently do not remember accurate dates of birth for their children.
- Your birth parents may simply be unlocatable. When conducting historical research, even the best researchers run into unexplainable, brick walls at times. This, unfortunately, is part of the research process.
OmniTrace has reunited more birth parents and adoptees than all other search companies combined. We will do everything possible to reunite you with your birth family members. With that said, we cannot guarantee that you will be happy with the end results. At the end of our investigation, we will provide you a comprehensive report of all of our findings.
How to Use The Adoption.com Reunion Registry
Whether you are a birth parent, adoptee or birth sibling, the best adoption reunion registry at your disposal is the adoption.com Reunion Registry. This registry helps numerous people touched by adoption reunite with birth family members or those looking for medical information. Currently, this easy to use, free, adoption reunion registry has over 400,000 entries–birth parents, adoptees, search angels, adoptive parents and birth siblings.
There are two groups who use this adoption reunion registry: those searching for someone and those who want to enter their information. Here’s the easiest way to use this registry:
To just search, use the “Quick Search Box.” This is located in the middle of the reunion registry homepage. Enter all the info you have on the person you are searching for. Then search through your results to determine a match. (you may find several possible matches). Click on their name, birthdate, birthplace, or the name in the “Submitted by” column. All links will bring you to the correct profile. You’ll then be able to see all the Read More
A birth mother search can be quite difficult for an adoptee to successfully resolve. That’s because most adoptees have very little identifying information on their birth mother when they begin to search. They also lack state-of-the-art search tools that are currently available to professional adoption researchers and investigative agencies such as OmniTrace. These tools allow access to and the capability to sort through virtually millions of public records. With the above mentioned search tools, you may be surprised to read that, in most instances, very little identifying information is needed to find your birth mother! Provided here are a Read More
The Locator Episodes
The Locator Episodes have been phenomenal at reuniting birth parents, adoptees and birth siblings. The Locator investigative team is top-notch and provides great entertainment when they go into action. During The Locator episodes, you become part of the emotional rollercoaster that we here at OmniTrace are so familiar with.
Troy Dunn and his staff are inundated with search requests and have to choose from hundreds, if not thousands of cases. According to WE TV, “…for one week each month, Troy devotes all of his staff and resources to one important case that they call the Read More
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OmniTrace estimates that we have reunited more birth parents and adoptees than all other search companies, private investigators and TV shows combined. Please read some of our OmniTrace reviews here: OmniTrace Testimonials
Our client list consists of Fortune 500 companies such as Pfizer, schools such as the University of North Carolina, organizations such as the Teamsters Negotiated Pension Plan, attorneys from coast to coast and the general public.
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After thirty years of adoptees attempting to gain access, New Jersey open adoption records may finally become a reality.
The Assembly Human Service Committee unanimously approved a bill that has now been moved to the full Assembly for a vote.
This open records bill–The Adoptees’ Birthright Bill–will give adult adoptees, adoptive parents of a minor or relatives of a deceased adoptee access to original birth certificates. These records contain the names of the birth mother and Read More
Here is new information about Colorado Adoption Law pertaining to open records from Rich Uhrlaub, director of Adoptees In Search:
“The Colorado State Board of Human Services has approved a new rule in compliance with the recent Court of Appeals ruling which opened records to those whose adoptions were finalized between Julyl 1, 1951 and July 1, 1967. This means that, along with original birth certificates which are available through the Colorado Department of Publice Health and Environment (CDPHE), adoption records as defined by statute which are under the Read More
New Jersey Birth Records
Currently, original New Jersey birth records are sealed when an adoption occurs. Adoptees searching for their birth family cannot access their original names or their birth parent’s names. Birth parents are also denied access to birth records.
There is legislation in the works that will give adult adoptees and adoptive parents access to original birth records.
Birth parents will have a 12 month period to file a request to redact their names and addresses from the birth records and then have 60 days to fill out a form with medical, ancestral and social history.
Learn more details about legislation to open New Jersey birth records here: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/
(Type s611 in the Bill Number field, click the search button and then click on the PDF Format or HTML Format Link)
Eight states currently have open Read More
What Is A Reunion Registry?
We frequently speak with adoptees and birth parents about adoption reunion registries and are surprised to learn how few know what they are. Here’s some important information about these registries:
When searching for your birth family your first step should be reunion / adoption registries. An adoption reunion registry can be the least expensive and quickest way to reunite you with your Read More