The Volunteer Search Network is a worldwide group of Volunteers who have come together to offer our services to people touched by adoption who need search help. We are a diverse group made up mostly of triad members, some have found, some have not, but all of us want to help. We make no profit on services, it is at a cost only basis. Our Volunteers charge only for what it costs them to help you. This help is available only for adoptees, birthparents and their family members who are looking for lost relatives. We do not locate infants to be adopted.
In beginning an adoption search, the following resources will be most helpful.
Educate yourself about what searching means to you, and how to go about collecting information for it, by reading Shea Grimm's Search Series, the most comprehensive introduction to searching on the web.
Register with the free International Soundex Reunion Registry. This should be the first step in your search process. It is the oldest and largest reunion registry of its kind. If you have already registered, consider registering again if you have any new information. You can request a free registration form via mail or telephone. Contact info.:
P.O. Box 371179
Las Vegas, NV 89137
The Adoption Registration Coalition (ARC) is a grassroots volunteer coalition of adoptees, birthparents, and others who have been touched by adoption. They are dedicated to promoting the use of the International Soundex Reunion Registry for reuniting adult adoptees and birthparents around the world. The primary function of the ARC is to plan, promote, and execute the annual International Registration Day events.
See our list of Other Search Resources