Here are a few basics for getting started with your search...
1. Write for the non-identifying information. (Click to learn more about this)
Adoptees are entitled to this information by law. Birth-families and birth-siblings are entitled some information as well. The "Non-ID" can be helpful to birth-mothers, birth-fathers and birth-siblings searching to confirm the date of birth, maternity home, hospital and other important search information.
Note: Protestant Home for Babies triad members
must request the Non-ID from the state.
2. Register with the official state of Louisiana Adoption Registry!
The Louisiana Adoption Registry is a registry established by the Department of Social Services to facilitate voluntary contact between adult adoptees, their birth parents and/or siblings.
Please note that the registry used to require one hour of counseling before registering, this is no longer the case. "There is also a counseling requirement that must be met prior to voluntary release of any identifying information, but this is not required in order to register."
3. Register with the International Soundex Reunion Registry
It is the world's largest reunion registry!
ISRR is a mutual consent reunion registry for persons desiring a reunion with next-of-kin. This agency serves the needs of family members who have been separated from each other by adoption, divorce, foster care institutional care, abandonment, etc.
Our registration services are free and ISRR is supported entirely by contributions received directly from people we serve.