Search and Reunion [Guide for Birth Parents]
Whether you have always had a closed adoption or you lost contact with your child somewhere along the way, searching for and reuniting with a child you placed for adoption can be overwhelming.
Should you search for your child, or should you let your child search for you? What if your child has found you - but you're not sure you're ready for a relationship? How do you deal with the complex mix of excitement, nervousness, joy and fear that comes with the adoption reunion process? What should you know before you meet with your child for the first time since placement?
You're in the right place. In the articles below, we answer all of these questions and more. And remember - if you worked with American Adoptions for placement, we are here to help. Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to get the support and information you need.