US Search and Support

US Search and Support

The links below will help you find adoption support resources in your area.

Search and reunion:

Local support groups:

General Information

Counseling and Support — US and Canada

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
P.O Box 1182
Washington, DC 20013

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
215 East 68th Street
NY, NY 10021
212 269 5080


International Soundex Reunion Registry: The largest free adoption reunion registry. Whether you are an adoptee or birthparent wanting to reunite, or are looking for an extended family member, this is a good place to start. Adoption/Foster Care

Adoption Forum, Inc. (Pennsylvania)

Adoptive Families — An excellent magazine

Adoption Network Law Center

Docusearch Investigations

Family Ties Adoption Search Database Family Ties Adoption

Center for Family Connections — Excellent support services, based in Cambridge, Mass.


New York Adoption

PA Adoption Reunion Registry (PARR)

Social Security Administration

US Search

Private Investigators

Joe Collins, PI

McCabe Associates
Or, for information about a group of adoption searchers in the US who have been in operation for more than 25 years, email

Foster Care Adoption

Child Welfare League of America
4440 First Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-638-2952

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
4288 West Dublin-Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Tel: 614-764-3100

National Adoption Center
1500 Walnut Street
Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 10102
Tel: 215-735-9988

North American Council on Adoptable Children
970 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
Tel: 612-644-3036

Not-for-Profit Adoption Agencies

Spence-Chapin Services
Spence-Chapin is a private, nonprofit adoption agency with both domestic and international adoption programs and services — licensed in New York, New Jersey

Websites of fellow adoptees

I met Hope Wallace, an adoptee who had read The English American at a book signing in Oakton. She gave me some greeting cards and bookmarks that she had designed. I loved them and am including a link to her site because I think you’ll love them too.

Trish Lay, adoptee, life/leadership coach.