With the advent of genetic testing, having family members test, on the same site, can make it easier than ever to discover first or birth familial ties.  It can also give you information about your ancestry.  And if you test on www.23andme.com, you may also...

The decision to search for an adopted child can be challenging, both on an  emotional and practical level.  With my help, the birth mother from the ad above, has been searching for her child, and we have been making a concerted effort to place the...

I am a huge proponent of DNA testing – for so many different reasons, and I have always mentioned obtaining medical information as something else that you can glean from finding family members.  At times though, finding out medical history is a very important reason...

Jones is one of the most popular surnames in the world.  Wales, the Jones capital, has almost 15 percent of its population sharing the surname. So, what if you happen to be born a Jones?  What if you wish later to be connected with your first...

About 135,000 children are adopted in the US every year, and as those children grow and develop they may begin to have questions about their origins. The benefits of adoption are numerous; providing a safe and loving home for a child who is in need, giving...

Along my theme of you never know how someone is going to come into your life, while backing out of my driveway today an old friend was walking his dog along with a friend of his vacationing in Arizona. The vacationing friend’s wife is an...

Adopted? Where do you start when your ready to look for your biological family? Why are they are not already looking for me? Do they think of me? Does anyone know about me? I turned 18 and I was expecting my parents would be looking...

Named in an adoption placement in Arizona? If so, you have rights per the 1993 Arizona law that allows a Confidential Intermediary (C.I) like me to open the sealed closed adoption file on your behalf. The law allows a C.I. to make contact with your...