Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry Home Page Families First Georgia DHR

Now Offering In-Depth Individual Consultation Services

This free service is available in person or by phone ... Learn More »

Podcast

Podcast: Learn how the Reunion Registry Assists in the Search and Reunion Process MP3 »

Some forms must be notarized before they are returned to our office.

Please read and submit the Client’s Rights form along with your request for any services.

I am an Adopted Person and:

I want to register or update my previous registration »

I want to register for contact

    • The Registry is a database system maintained by the Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry for the purpose of registering your choice to have contact or not have contact with your birth family member should he/she choose to search for you.
    • Registration is a FREE service

I want to register NOT to have contact

I want to update my previous registration


I want to request information from my adoption record »

I want to request non-identifying information

    • This is a summary of the information from your adoption file potentially including a medical history, social history of your birth parent(s) (birth family composition, physical descriptions, characteristics, occupations, etc), information about your birth, and any information about your foster care if relevant. Also, your birth name if you were named at birth (first and middle only).
    • This will NOT give you any identifying information about who your birth family members are.
    • You must be at least 18 years of age to make this request on your own.
    • Please read and submit the Client's Rights form along with your request for any services.
    • There is a $35 fee for this service. If this is something you cannot afford, we do provide free services based on financial need. Please fill out the Request for Financial Assistance form and submit it along with your request.

I was adopted in or before 1941 and I would like the identifying information from my adoption file

    • Prior to 1941 in the State of Georgia, adoption records were not sealed. If you are an adult adopted in Georgia prior to 1941 you can receive identifying information from your adoption file, providing we are able to locate a file. Prior to 1941, adoption records were retained by the Superior Court in the county where the adoption petition was filed and finalized. This generally would be the county of residence of the adoptive parents at the time of the adoption. However, some finalized adoption records were submitted to the State Office of Adoptions. We have some records, primarily agency records prior to 1941. For other files, the court where the adoption took place would need to be contacted. There is no fee for this service
    • You may also want to try contacting Vital Records
    • Please read and submit the Client's Rights form along with your request for any services.

I want to request a search »

I want to search for my birth parent(s)

I want to search for my birth parent(s) but I would like to start with just exchanging letters with him/her first.

    • You must be at least 21 years of age in order to request a search for your birth parent.
    • If you choose to start with intermediary contact, your identifying information will not be shared.

I want to search for my sibling who was raised by my birth family

I want to search for my sibling who was also adopted

    • You must be at least 21 years of age and the sibling you are searching for must be at least 18 in order to request a search for him/her.
    • Please read and submit the Client's Rights form along with your request for any services.
    • There is a non-refundable $300 per family member fee to search. If this is something you cannot afford, we do provide free services based on financial need. Please fill out the Request for Financial Assistance form and submit it along with your request(s).


I am an adopted person and someone has searched for me:

I want to have contact with my birth family member

  • Your identifying information will be shared.

I do NOT want to have contact with my birth family member

  • Your identifying information will NOT be shared.

I am not ready for direct contact, but I would like to exchange letters with my birth family member

  • Your identifying information will NOT be shared


Back to Services