What is a Search angel?
There are many adoption search assistants within the adoption community. Some of them are called adoption Search Angels. An adoption Search Angel volunteers their time and talents to help families touched by adoption. They seek answers for biological parents and/or an adoptees reaching out to find each other.
Adoption Search Angels can help an adoptee or biological parent locate one another by acquiring as much information as available. This may also include the adoptee's non-identifying information, DNA test results (that may show close cousins that they are genetically related to), or by other traditional search means. Search Angels also explore registries trying to help an adoptee find answers to their roots. Search Angels are people just like you. People who want to give a little peace to families with questions.
Some of the information a Search Angel might ask you for include...
- Your name and what part of the adoption triad you hold in this search (whether adoptee, natural mother or father, grandmother, etc.)
- The date of birth of adoptee that is being sought.
- State of birth of the adoptee.
- The non-identifying information your birth state adoption agency can provide to you. Small clues can be obtained through the non-ID info. Even the smallest bit of information may become key to finding your family member.
- And any other known information of the individuals you are seeking.
Adoption Search Angels do not search for minor children. To begin an adoption search, one must be at least 18-years-old. It's also important to know that true adoption Search Angels do not charge for their services, but can ask for reimbursement for some fees incurred while searching.
The form below is used primarily for individuals who are eighteen years or older who will be requesting assistant from searchangels.org in an active search. Additional information may be required for identification or missing information from this form. Please do not submit this form unless your intent is to work with the owner of searchangels.org or another Search Angel volunteer or group he feels would serve your interest better. Collaboration and trust are at the center of any search.
Levels of service we offer
This past year has seen a level of adoptee searches hitting us at unprecedented levels. So much so, that we have decided to add levels of services beyond a basic search. Is it still free to have your search conducted? Absolutely. However, we have added two fee based one year subscription levels of service called “paced” and “dedicated”. They are basically a low cost, yearly flat rate service fee, that gives you a heighten level of our participation and prioritization of your adoptee search.
We have even created an inventory of these items so we can realistically help people at a level that is manageable. We want to emphasize that we still want to provide everyone the chance to find their birth families at no cost, but setting aside the time required for each individual case can become daunting without setting realistic expectations.
NOTE: If you are a birth mother, father or sibling looking for biological family relinquished to adoption, please contact us first before looking into paying any fee for heightened level of search services.