The Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry is a non-profit program run by Families First and contracted by the state of Georgia’s Department of Human Services. It offers reunion services to birth parents, adopted persons, adoptive parents and siblings affected by adoptions finalized in Georgia.
In 2003, the law in Georgia was changed to allow birth parents the opportunity to search for the child or children they placed for adoption. Information about the Georgia adoption law can be found in the official code of Georgia, Annotated, as Amended (19-8-23f).
On the website you can register for the registry. The purpose of registering is that you are putting your contact in their registry and telling them you want to be contacted by your birth family. Registration is a free service provided to birth parents, adopted persons, and siblings. Once you have registered for contact, if your birth family member is already registered or registers in the future, they will contact you.
If you request a search to be performed to find your birth family and contact them to see if they want to have contact with you, there is a fee. Searches typically take 1-6 months to complete. There is a non-refundable $300 search fee per family member to be searched for. First you will need to send off for your non-identifying information. After you pay for the search, a special go-between person from the state will search for your family member and find out from them if they want contact with you.
The website for Georgia Adoptioon Reunion Registry has a FAQ section and a lot of information so I suggest you start your search with this website.
For information about the laws, check our page with information about Georgia adoption laws.. Also check out the Digital Library of Georgia.
If you were adopted in Georgia, you may want to contact them at:
Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry
Families First/Office of Adoptions
Two Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Phone: (404) 657-3555
Toll-Free: (888) 328-0055