Adoption Search Books
Adoption Search Books
There are several good adoption search books that we recommend. In fact, when OmniTrace hires a new adoption researcher or private investigator, part of their training–regardless of their prior search / investigative experience–is to read these adoption search books.
In no particular order, here are our favorite adoption search books:
the adoption searchbook – techniques for tracing people – by Mary Jo Rillera
Mary Jo Rillera has written numerous books on search and reunion. This book will help adoptees, birth parents and birth siblings reunite with one another. As well, it will help members of the triad deal with many of the emotional issues involved with search and reunion. In effect, it covers (1) preparing to search (2) how to search (3) what to do after the search.
BIRTHRIGHT – The Guide To Search and Reunion For Adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents – by Jean A. S. Strauss
What happens when an adoptee decides to locate a birthparent or a birthparent wants to find a child given up long ago? How does one search for people whose names one does not know? And what happens during a reunion? Jean Strauss does an excellent job at covering all these issues and much more. This is a fine adoption search book to have in your library.
SEARCH – A Handbook for Adoptees and Birthparents, 3rd Edition – by Jayne Askin
Jayne Askin’s arduous search for the identity of her own birthparents led her to write this book. Some subjects she covers: (1) Deciding to Search (2) Getting Moral Support (3) What Will It Cost Me? (4) Reference Resources (5) Beginning to Search: Primary Sources of Data (6) As the Search Progresses: Alternate Sources of Data (7) Search and Support Groups, Researchers/Searchers, Consultants, Intermediaries, and the Courts (8) Reunion Registries (9) Searching on the Computer (10) Search Resources and Services (11) Ending Your Search
Searching for a Piece of My SOUL – How to Find a Missing Family Member or Loved One – by Tammy L. Kling
This book is one of the first that guides the reader through the practical as well as the emotional process of finding a lost loved one. The author completed a twenty-eight-year search for the father, grandparents, and brothers she had been separated from as a child. She offers step-by-step information and empathetic support for those searching for answers to the mystery of their lives.
We think that any of the above referenced adoption search books, along with reading our posts and pages on our blog will give you a strong foundation to allow you to reunite with your birth family members. All of these books are available at Amazon.
Please write us and recommend your favorite adoption search books.