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.

If you are interested in attaining one of these two heightened yearly subscription levels of service, please check out our adoptee searches page for more information.

Search angel - information collection form

Name *
Name
Adoptee Date of Birth *
Adoptee Date of Birth
Address for person completing the membership application
Address for person completing the membership application
Home Phone Number
Home Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
I am seeking *
INFORMATION ABOUT ADOPTEE / CHILD
Below is specific information referring to the adoptee or child
Place of Birth Address
Place of Birth Address
Adoptive Name *
Adoptive Name
Name at Birth
Name at Birth
ONLY USEFUL FOR CALIFORNIA ADOPTEES - The State File number is in the upper left-hand corner. NOTE: There are times when no numbers are listed.
ONLY USEFUL FOR CALIFORNIA ADOPTEES - The Local Registrar number is typically in the upper-right hand corner. There are usually two sets of numbers for the Local Reg., but it's the SECOND set that is important to note here. NOTE: Now, there are times when no numbers are listed.
Adoption Agency Address
Adoption Agency Address
If answer above is "Yes", who arranged the adoption?
Adoptive Father's Name
Adoptive Father's Name
Adoptive Mother's Name
Adoptive Mother's Name
INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIRTH PARENT(S) AT THE TIME OF BIRTH OR SURRENDER OF CHILD
These questions can assist in the search, if any are known.
Birth Mother Full Name
Birth Mother Full Name
Birth Mother's Maiden Name
Birth Mother's Maiden Name
Birth Mother's Birth Date
Birth Mother's Birth Date
Please enter a number
Please enter a number
Birth Father's Full Name
Birth Father's Full Name
Birth Father's Date of Birth
Birth Father's Date of Birth
Please explain
Establishing a trusted open communication with our Search Angel volunteers is essential.
Statement of our Privacy Policy, Terms, and Conditions *
Signature of Applicant - By typing in your first and last name below it will be considered your legally binding electronic signature. *
Signature of Applicant - By typing in your first and last name below it will be considered your legally binding electronic signature.
Date Application Signed *
Date Application Signed