Utah - California
Reuniting Parties to Adoption for 20 years
Recent Reunions: 2008-2009
Wendy: Seeking birthgrandfather as father was adopted when 7. Found in Texas 2009.
Natalie: Adoptive Mom lost touch with open arranged birthmother 3 years ago.
Found they had both gotten new unlisted phone numbers. Good reunion. 2009
Debi: Found her proported birthfather. Doing DNA 2008
Tom: Found Tom 2008 Nov, Tamara's dad, she
hadn't had contact with for over 10 years.
Was found in a coma in his apt.
Suzanne: Found her son's birthmom
and son's half siblings. Mom dead, but
grandma raised all the other siblings
Kylee: Found her brothers and mother
Looks identical to her brother back east. Found 5/2007
John: Found father's family and siblings from his father's second marriage, while looking for his adopted out brother in NY. 3/2007
Bart: California adoptee birthmom was from Utah..found his sister...looking for other full sibling
MeeSung: From Korea to Norway, father moved to US. Both had been looking all their lives. Great!
DeeAnn: Utah adoptee, found mom 80 yrs old, who never had any kids wonderful reunion!
Debi: Utah adoptee, mother was an adoptee also, and birthparents were never able to have own kids!
Michael: CA adoptee, mother never had own kids after adoptee...wonderful reunion!
Karen: Found mom in CA. Sister too
Julie: CA birthmother. Found daughter she had for 1 year before placing. Adoptee has full siblings.
Carolyn: Ut born, CA birthmom.
Ray: Found birthdaughter, who was fraudulantly placed by girlfriend. Daughter had never bonded with her adopted dad, and her adopted parents divorced. He was thrilled!
Roberta: Found NM birthmom, and siblings
Meg: Found birthfamily. She and her brother were adopted together, bio family were tight knit Basque.
LaVar: My favorite search. He was 1/2 Hawaiian and found his Hawaiian clan, went back to royalty.
Dan: Found his birthfather's hispanic family in UT, who welcomed him with opened arms!
Mike: CA adoptee found his mom in NV. She was thrilled.
Lorene/Mike: Mike has genetic Huntington's Disease, and found his mom and siblings in CA.
Looking for Navajo birthmother, last name Johnson.
Looking for CA birthmother, last name Cyr
Looking for NV birthmother, last name Young / Matrick
Looking for CA birthmother, no last name, had 7 kids before adopting out last one.
Have done many twin and sibling reunions.
Searching for Mother Ontiveras who gave
birth to twins in CA and twins ended up
in Utah living within 15 miles of each other.
Having trouble getting through the maze of all the adoption access laws?
My services can save you time and money. Please email me for a free consultation regarding your situation. All consultations are personal and private.
I am certfied by ISC [Independent Search Consultants] an organization that demands high ethical standards, and expert knowledge of resources for adoptees. Specialize in California, Utah and other states.
I recently wrote an article for Everton's Family History Magazine on Cutting Through the Red Tape of Adoption, which summarizes how adoption laws, regarding access of information began, changed and where they stand in each state currently.
Cathy Millerd, ISC Utah
Adoption Reunion Specialist
30 years Genealogy Research
Read "Cutting Through the Red Tape of Adoption"
WEBSITE WITH STATUS OF EACH STATE'S ACCESS LAWS AND YEARS OPEN
Suggested Resources for Adoptees:
Free State by State-Adoptee Issue Resources
Dawn's Adoption Pages: Mega Resources for Adoptees
Cyndi's List Mega Resources for Adoptees
Lobbying Groups for Adoptee Rights
American Adoption Congress
Independent Search Consultants Website
I am an advocate for and applaud the 35 states that have legally opened access for parties of Adoption. There are currently only about 15 states that have major restrictions for adoptees. The legal trend is toward openess and we hope these 15 states will change their laws.
Utah, Texas, Illinois, CA, New Jesey and New Hampshire have tried to initiate open laws and it will only be a matter of time .