How to find my brother who was put up for adoption?

by admin on November 20, 2013

Question by Abbie’s Mama: How to find my brother who was put up for adoption?
My mom got pregnant when she was still in high school. She gave her son up for adoption. He was born in 1978. So I really don’t know much about the adoption. She doesn’t really talk about it much. I know she gave birth to him in Louisiana, I don’t know anything after that. Any resources or information you could help me with would be greatly appreciated. Any websites to help me search would be great, too. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by clarity
I would encourage you to talk to your mother about your search before you go ahead. Her feelings should be considered.

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7rin November 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm

If you are in USA @
Click where it says ” Before you begin your search.” Next, read “Proper way to search, part 1″ and then “Proper way to search, part 2.” Located on the right column.

There’s also:
Adoption Search Reunion @
International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR) @
GS Adoption Registry @
Adoption Reunion Registry @

Register and check back with them often.

The State/Country where they child was born and adopted may have it’s own registry and access laws, so check that out also.

Also try Facebook, Google, Myspace,, etc.

General Search Advice @

Good luck!


Ann November 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Hi, The best place to start searching is with the agency that handled the adoption. The agency can open the records and if there’s a contact Information entered, they will release this. You or your mom could also sign a consent form to have your contact information released (if he searches).

The Department of Children & Family Services in Louisiana has an adoption search registry. Here’s a link to how to register:

You should also register with the following large, free search registries:

ISSR – largest – download the registration form and mail it in.
Reunion Registry at
Adoption Registry Connect (registers by birth state):
G’s Adoption Registry

There’s many other places to register – call up the birth state with the words adoption registry to see more. Also check all the above online registries to see if someone is already looking for your mom.

Searching can be a slow process, it takes patience.
Best Wishes !


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