Adoption Searching for Birth Mother or Adoptee
Adoption searching for a birth mother or adopted child is tough work. Each search is unique and the methods and resources OmniTrace uses vary depending on a number of circumstances:
When was the adoptee born?
Where was the adoptee born?
When and where did the adoption take place?
Was the adoption done through an adoption agency?
Was the adoptee born in a hospital?
Any name info on the birth mother (adoption searching for birth mother)?
Any name info on the adopting parents (adoption searching for adoptee)?
Of course, for most adoption searching cases, we usually begin with only a few of the above questions answered.
Below are just some of the steps OmniTrace takes for each case:
- Interview any available persons involved with the adoption
- Contact local adoption searching experts
- Research birth indexes
- Research legal notices and birth announcements where the adoption took place
- Research hospital medical, nursery and billing records
- Request non-identifying information
- Identify and find any involved attorneys
- Identify and find the delivery physician
- Search court minutes in county of adoption
- Research marriage announcements in county of adoption
- Research church records in county of adoption
- Research census and genealogy databases
- Research school yearbooks
- Research old city and phone directories
- Research voter records
- Research postal records
- Contact County Clerk, City Clerk, Tax Assessor and Chamber of Commerce
- Work with reference library in county of adoption
- Request official records under the Freedom Of Information Act
- Use additional proprietary resources
In addition to the more aggressive approaches to adoption searching listed above, we use some passive techniques such as searching and placing our clients on the major reunion registries (please read: What Is A Reunion Registry).
Please email us or call us toll free at 1-888-965-6696 if you have any questions about adoption searching.