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Adoption can raise many questions that may leave children placed via adoption interested in locating their birth parents. The need to make sense of life and unanswered questions can spark a desire for trying to find their birth family. However, this process isn’t always as straightforward as it might appear.
Whether or not an agency can disclose information will depend on what is stipulated in the adoption agreement. Sometimes the birth parents might want to remain anonymous. Therefore, the adoption agency is not able to reveal details about the birth parents. In certain situations, the agency might not have the data that’s requested. If someone who had been placed for adoption wishes to continue their search, they have to find alternative avenues, like hiring a private investigator.
There are many reasons why people would want to find their birth parents. They might be seeking medical knowledge or help. Others want to know more about their family history. Hiring a private investigator might be the only solution.
Locating birth parents takes time and advanced investigation skills, something many people don’t have. By hiring a professional, you will be able to focus on your everyday life. An experienced private investigator knows exactly where to look and what to do to find the people they’re looking for.
Investigators also have access to advanced software and databases that aren’t accessible by just searching online. While your research might be restricted to search engines like google and social networking sites, a private investigator can perform a more thorough search to locate those without an online presence.
If you’re thinking about using a private investigator to find your birth parents or the birth parents of an adoptive child, you will need to prepare yourself for the possible outcomes. Although an investigator has access to a larger range of databases than the average individual, there is still the chance that you might not get a positive result. When the adoption is closed, and the records are sealed, they might be not able to present the needed information to get a search going.
Even if their search is effective, they might not be able to provide you with the information they find without the consent of the birth parents. If the birth parents don’t want to be located, they might refuse the exchange of information. If they’re prepared to exchange contact details, you need to prepare yourself before meeting them, as they might not be the people you have imagined them to be.
As laws and regulations change regarding closed adoptions, it’s getting increasingly easier to find birth parents. Even though it’s certainly possible that your search won’t be successful, there’s a surprising number of sources and databases open to private investigators making the process less challenging. Just like with any other investigation, success isn’t guaranteed. But there’s more than enough reason for hope.