Agencies Help Adoptees Find Birth Parents
McGill, Nicole, The Florida Times Union
Dear Call Box: I was adopted and I'd like to look for my birth
parents. Where should I begin? -- T.R.
Dear T.R.: There are organizations that specialize in helping
adoptees search for their birth parents:
Concerned United Birthparents, 2000 Walker St., Des Moines, IA
50317; (515) 263-9558.
International Soundex Reunion Registry, P.O. Box 2312, Carson
City, NV 89702; (702) 882-7755. Send a stamped self-addressed
Orphan Voyage, 601 S. Birch, Harrison, AR 72601. A
Jacksonville chapter meets at 7 p.m. on every third Tuesday at
Baptist Medical Center on the eighth floor in the doctors dining
You also should try the Internet. In addition to tips on how to
find people, it has directories -- Switchboard is one -- which
may be helpful if you already have names.
Call Box welcomes advice from adoptees who have found their
ADOPTION RESOURCES -- The following agencies have adoption
Catholic Charities; (904) 354-4846.
Children's Home Society; (904) 348-2811.
Daniel Memorial Inc.; 1-800-96A-DOPT.
Children and Families, (904) 359-6169.
Jewish Family and Community Services; (904) 448-1933. …