As a search angel, I was hoping this could be a 'sticky note' here in this group. I made this list up today after reading the posts here, and because tomorrow I am being interviewed by the local paper, and needed my thoughts together! Hope it helps.
Anyone needing help with a search can contact me privately or through this group, and I will help as much as possible.
Essentials of Starting an Adoption/Reunion Search
By both parent and child placing their information with the following 2 registries a match will be made and the parties will be notified.
International Soundex Reunion Registry
Adoption.com Reunion Registry
If born in IL, register at the following:
Illinois Adoption Reunion and Medical Information Exchange
Also there is a website that tells where to write for non-identifying information - however, the list is no longer maintained and some information may be outdated:
Anyone with medical issues needing history should contact the following website:
Search Angels can be found by searching the term ‘search angel' and your state of birth. I am a member of Soaring Angels which is a Yahoo group with many volunteer members who help with searching. We can be found at: