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What's wrong with my OBC?

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Every day we hear from adoptees make the statement, “If I had my Original Birth Certificate I wouldn’t need to hire a PRO to help me find my birth family.  That’s a pretty common assumption in the adoption community.  However I’d like to enlighten a few of you who feel that way based on what we know ‘historic ... Read More

What is up with my OBC?

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Every day we hear from adoptees make the statement, “If I had my OBC I wouldn’t need to hire a pro to help me find my birth family.  That’s a pretty common assumption in the adoption community.  However I’d like to enlighten a few of you who feel that way based on what we know ‘historically’ and by revi ... Read More

Upcoming Adoption Legislation: Review and Support!

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If you are a reunited adoptee or an adoption triad member still in search it pays to keep an eye on upcoming state legislation regarding adoption reform.  The following states are in the process of either forming groups to tackle legislation, or they’ve drafted a bill and have sponsors.  If you know of any other state not mentioned ... Read More

Considering Hiring a Pro? Things you need to know!

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What you may know (but don’t recognize as important) can save you a lot of Money? I cannot tell you how often the team at Search Quest America talks to potential clients who feel that their search is going to cost ‘thousands’ because that’s what they’ve heard search services cost, or because they have talked to ‘ ... Read More

SQA Advice for Adoptees in Search

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If you are an adoptee contemplating a search for your biological family, the very first place to start is at the beginning, on the day you were born. Check your birth certificate.It may list more than you think. Depending on the State that issued it, the certificate may list your time of birth, the hospital, the delivering doctor's name and other t ... Read More