As a birth mother, I have been involved in searching for my child. I don’t mean just recently, either. I started the search when she turned 18, over 25 years ago.
Like much of our technology, even this process has changed significantly. At some point early on, I joined a support group that met once a month. This was helpful to learn how to search. They helped instruct me on the next steps. They also made a point of my being a birth mother as much of the group was adoptees. I began to feel that I was more on display rather than a part of, so I left the group. It’s unfortunate as the group was helpful and I did make some progress.
In today’s search method, DNA can play a big role. I talk about the search and ask questions of everyone I meet involved with adoption. Just in the past few months, I found two individuals that are adoptees and found their birth family through DNA results. It’s amazing to me that this technology has come so far in such a short time.
I’m asking about this because I just received my very own DNA test kit! It was actually free as the company was gifting members of the triad with just a simple written request. I am very excited about the prospect of using DNA results to search for my daughter. There’s more to this story, but you will have to check back with us for that!