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Birth Family Search Category

Long Lost Family, Season 4, on TLC

Find My FamilySeason 4 of TLC series “Long Lost Family” is now appearing every Sunday night at 10:00 pm Eastern Time. This TV documentary aims to reunite family members who have been searching with no success. Some episodes include:

“A mother forced to place her baby boy for adoption 31 years ago and still holds on to his baby blanket…”

“An adopted woman suspects mysterious circumstances around her birth and wants to find the answer before it is too late.”

The Learning Channel – Long Lost Family

(If this TV series should inspire you to search for you own long lost family members, please contact our friendly search consultants at OmniTrace. 1-888-965-6696. Thanks!)

Find Your Birth Family

Find Birth Mom

Mom meeting Son for first timePlease contact OmniTrace immediately if you want to find your birth mom and be reunited right away!

Our toll-free number is 1-888-965-6696

Read what our clients are saying:

“Wanted to share the good news that I have made contact with my birth mom and it couldn’t have gone better! I have already made plans to travel to Indiana to meet my birth mom for Christmas!

 I have learned a little about my extended family, but am so excited to learn more!!

 I just want to say thank you and OmniTrace for all of your assistance in reuniting me with my birth mom and making my dream a reality!!

 Thanks again!!



“I want to say THANK YOU very much to you and your team for the work in locating my birth mom. I would highly recommend Omnitrace to anyone wanting to find birth parents. You all filled a little void in my life. I am going to see if I can find out some medical info with a number and contact person I now have.

 Best Regards,



“I am happy to let you know I will be meeting my birth mom for the first time tomorrow!! Thank you for all your hard work and continuous follow-up. I sincerely appreciate all your time and assistance.




“It’s been a couple years now since you reunited me with my birth mom. My birth father passed away in 1997, but with your help I was able to to get in touch with his family as well. They have been an incredible source of love and acceptance and, my aunt and cousin, came to visit and we were able to meet for the first time just a couple weeks ago. I also got married this summer and i was able to have my birth mom there to support me. It was an incredible experience and I am so grateful for everything you have done for me and the wonderful things that continue to unfold as a result of your help. You guys are amazing and I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for what you’ve done for me.



“I recently used Omnitrace to find my birth mom. Within a few months they had found her and my two half brothers!! Since then I have been in contact with her and have met with her. We have agreed that we want to stay in touch and be a part of each others lives. It’s been wonderful!! My experience with Omnitrace was great!!! They did exactly what they said they would and then some!!! I would highly recommend them to anyone searching for their birth mom!!!


If you are searching for your birth mom, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-965-6696. Thanks! 

States With Open Adoption Records

States With Open Adoption Records (updated 4/23/2018)

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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 records, your search might still be difficult.  Having  your birth mother’s maiden name (sometimes married name) is a great start, but you will still need her current name and location.  Your birth mother might have changed her name several times, and she might not live in the state where you were adopted.

If you need help with your search, please visit OmniTrace  or call us now at 888-965-6696. Here is a list of states where adoption records for all or some years are open.  Read More

NBC Productions – Finding My Father – Oxygen Network

NBC Productions – Finding My Father – Oxygen Network

Find Father


OmniTrace is proud to have worked with NBC Productions on their new TV series that aired December 9, 2015 on the Oxygen Network.

Finding My Father  was an uplifting series that documented searches by daughters and sons for their biological fathers.

Please call us now at 1-888-965-6696 if you want professional help finding your father! 







Hiring A Private Investigation Agency For Your Adoption Search

Hiring A Private Investigation Agency For Your Adoption Search

So, you are ready to begin the journey and start your adoption search.  You now need to decide whether to search on your own or hire a private investigation agency.  Here are a few things to consider when opting for the latter:

1)  Be sure to hire a licensed private investigation agency (such as OmniTrace).   Most states have their own licensing requirements.  Some states require investigators to have several years of experience working in law enforcement or working for a law firm.  Special testing is typically required for a license.  Most licensed agencies and investigators need to be bonded and are required to carry errors and omissions insurance.  A licensed agency requires a professional office location and cannot operate out of a living room.  Ask any agency you are considering for their license number and verify it.

(Buyer Beware: If you hire an unlicensed investigator / researcher to conduct your adoption search, they do not Read More

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Birth Mother Search – Obtaining Necessary Identifying Information

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

Troy Dunn The Locator on Dr. Phil

Troy Dunn The Locator on Dr. Phil

We want everyone to know that Troy Dunn The Locator will appear on the Dr. Phil Show this coming Friday, 10/21/11, at 4:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Troy Dunn has been reuniting adopted adults with their birth parents for many years now.  He’s a great guy and fantastic showman, and you should take a look at this episode. 

Here’s an excerpt on what the show will be about, obtained from the Dr. Phil episodes page:

“Twins Search for Twins

Dr. Phil’s guests are immersed in an adoption mystery steeped in so many secrets, it took expert locator, Troy Dunn, to reconnect the pieces of their fractured family. Lori, her twin sister, Lonnie, and older sister, Linda, say that even as children, they had a stark memory of their pregnant mother leaving for the hospital and returning without a child and a story that didn’t add up. The siblings say they’ve always had their suspicions about a possible sibling, but it wasn’t until their mother’s death that they discovered a piece to the puzzle — paperwork about twins who were placed for adoption decades ago. Delving into the case, Troy uncovers a shocking surprise, but before a reunion can take place, he must deliver some bad news. Find out what happens as Lori, Lonnie and Linda prepare to meet their long-lost loved ones. It’s a family reunion you don’t want to miss! Plus, if you’re searching for someone, don’t miss Troy’s tips for locating a missing relative.”

We hope you take the time to enjoy Troy Dunn The Locator on the Dr. Phil Show

If you need immediate assistance locating your birth parents or child given for adoption, please give one of our OmniTrace search consultants a call at 1-888-965-6696 and receive a FREE search evaluation.

Who Do You Think You Are Premieres February 4th On NBC TV

OmniTrace is happy to announce that the second season of  Who Do You Think You Are premieres February 4, 2011 at 9 Eastern time on NBC.  The TV show follows some of today’s biggest celebrities as they trace their birth family trees.  The celebrities featured in the second season are:  Gyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Rosie O’Donnell, Steve Buscemi, Kim Cattrall, Lionel Richie, Vanessa Williams and Ashley Judd.

Each week on TV, a celebrity embarks on a quest into his or her birth family ancestry, as they uncover stories of heroism, tragedy, love, betrayal, secrets and intrigue.

Who Do You Think You Are also celebrates the twists and turns of this great nation and the people who made their way here in search of freedom and opportunity.

So, we suggest you tune in to NBC TV and travel through time into the birth family stories of our fascinating celebrities as they solve centuries old mysteries, uncover long lost birth family ties and make shocking discoveries about their ancestors.

If you are reading this post, chances are you are not a celebrity and will not be discovering your birth family on TV on Who Do You Think You Are.  No worries–OmniTrace can assist you.  Please give us a call, toll free, at 1-888-965-6696 and speak with one of our friendly OmniTrace search consultants.  :grin:

Oprah Reunites With Her Birth Sister

Oprah Winfrey Reunites With Her Half Birth Sister

Oprah Winfrey revealed on her TV show today that she has a new birth family member – Patricia, her half birth sister (her sister’s last name was not revealed).

Apparently, Oprah’s birth mother gave Patricia up for adoption, shortly after her birth, but kept the adoption from Oprah.  Oprah was nine years old and living with her father at that time.  Oprah never knew her birth mother was pregnant.

Oprah’s birth sister lived in foster homes until she was 7—some of them “not so good.”  By 17, she was a single birth mother, Patricia said, and six years later, she had another child.  When she was 20, she searched for information about her birth mother and then let it go until years later.

Patricia said she started thinking Oprah might be her sister when she saw an interview with Oprah’s birth mother, Vernita Lee, on TV.  The birth family information coincided with what she already knew about her family.  “We realized that Oprah could be my sister,” Patricia said.  She tracked down Oprah’s niece who is the daughter of Read More

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The Locator Episodes – New Ones Coming

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