Are You Searching for a Loved One or Biological Family? You Ready To Find Your Parents, Or Family? We can Help!
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CIA Colorado Investigative Agency is highly experience, licensed and successful. Feel free to check out our many awards and recommendations. Let us help you find whomever you are searching for. We will be with you every step of the way. Do you think it's time to face this area of your life and be united with the one you cant stop wondering about. Why not give us a call and take the first step?
Before you officially begin your birth parent (or family) search, it's a good idea to emotionally prepare yourself for what's ahead. Finding your real parents/or family will require a lot of determination, perseverance, and time. Some adoptees spend years, or even decades searching for their biological family, while others may find success right away. At this stage, it's impossible to know which scenario will apply to you, so be prepared for either outcome. Ask yourself these questions:
If I find my parents/family tomorrow, would I be ready to reach out to them?
Am I willing to possibly spend years searching for them, if that's what it takes? Is there a point where the process gets too discouraging to continue?
Remember: There are no right or wrong answers here. These questions are to help you mentally prepare for the experience and understand what your personal limits are.
If you've considered the risks and weighed all the pros and cons, and you're still saying to yourself, "I'm ready to find my parents," then it's time to get started.
The process of looking for your birth parents/family depends on the amount of information you already have about them. The more personal details you know about your biological parents, the easier it will be to track them down.
Don't worry. We'll be with you every step of the way and we will handle everything right down to pictures, letters and arranging reunions (If both parties agree to meet).
You may also email your information or request. A Private Investigator will review your information and contact you via email or phone. An Investigator will contact you within 24 hours. If you need to connect with us sooner, please feel free call us at (303) 522-4898. All of the information you provide is 100% confidential and will be handling accordingly. We will require a Retainer before beginning your case which is generally $1000.00 and I can also discuss payment options with you if you if need be.
Birth Parent/Family Locate
Birth Parent Locate Investigation: Making the choice to search out your birth parents can be a life changing decision. CIA Colorado Investigative Agency is passionately dedicated to making this search as quick and easy as possible. Allow us to do the work to find not only your parents, but as much detail as you want about them, for you. We have been locating and reuniting adopted children with their birth parents for many years. As an adopted child, you probably have a psychological "need to know." You may even have an urgent need to learn about your biological heritage and the genetic forces that can mean the difference between health and illness or, sometimes, life and death.
Children who know that they have been adopted are haunted by uncertainties. Why didn’t my biological family want me? Does either of my parents miss me? Does my mother remember me on my birthday? Have I inherited some condition or predilection that I need to be aware of to protect my health and well-being? Do I have siblings that might be happy to know me? Yes, an abundance of questions exist post adoption for all concerned, but the answers are often allusive, and presumably unattainable.
There are a few things to consider throughout our search:
In a quest for someone to find a biological (birth) parent, it is essential to consider the possibilities of a name change. This is more specific to finding a birth mother, as a marriage or divorce can change the last name. Not having such information could cause unnecessary stress and discouragement in the search but ll is NOT lost here, we are the professionals. When possible, get as much information on both birth parents as humanly possible. The more information obtained prior to the search, the easier it can be to get the results that are being sought.
The best way to be familiar with the adoption process is to review the documents that would be used in an adoption. This can be used as a guide to the information needed in finding a biological parent. If the entire or most of the paperwork can be filled out, then enough information is probably retained to begin the search. If there is not enough information available, it may be necessary to get more info before continuing in the search. The adoptive parents may be able to assist in this part of the search. If they are unwilling, then any information you have on them may be helpful in finding the adoption agency they may have used and through that possibly track it back to the birth parent.
In learning about the adoption process, it is important to seek advice and information, and become familiar with the many agencies and resources available. Find all of the available records in the state, county, local and national facilities where the child was born. It can be overwhelming, but persistence can pay off.
Ages or approximate ages of the birth parents can help weed out leads of potential biological parents. Try to determine the religious background of either of the biological parents, if that is available, it can be helpful in going to the place of worship and possibly get leads on the birth parents whereabouts now. Medical issues and background can help in locating them now, if there was a pre-existing issue around the birth of the child. The birth parents reason for relinquishing rights to the child can also give an idea to where they might be presently.
It is not as essential to have all pertinent information about the biological father. It can sometimes be easier to locate the birth father because it is very uncommon for a man to change his name. It can be more difficult if the important information for the birth mother is not complete. Most of the records pertaining to the adoption will be in the birth mother's name. It is still very good to get as much information about both of the birth parents as possible. The more information that is know the easier the search should be.
With adoption, some states provide confidential intermediaries, but they are hard to use and find. We are able to help you with these as part of our involvement with these investigations.
Information you might need to know:
Need to Know
We can help you find answers to many of your questions about your past and birth parents. Many times free adoption searches exist to help you. We will use these, our leverage as private investigators, our experience, and our resources to help you with this discovery process.
We also assist with backgrounds investigations prior to reunions and can assist with the following:
Find Other Relatives
Complete Background Investigations
Investigate Incidents with Adoption
When you do an adoption search with ICS-- everything is kept confidential and everything we do is discreet.
Items you can expect to have access:
Photos of Unknown Subjects
List of Family Members
Private Agency Searches
Surface Drug Testing
Reunion Search Engines
Historical Birth Announcements
Covert Background Investigations
Covert and Undercover Assignments
THE SHADY WAY I FOUND MY BIRTH PARENTS
I was adopted at birth in 1976 in the traditional, “closed” way, whereby my birth parents and adoptive parents never met or even learned one another’s names. An attorney picked me up from the hospital when I was 3 days old and drove me to my adoptive parents’ house, less than a mile away.
Eighteen years later, on my birthday, I drove to the Vital Records office and attempted to put my name in the Florida Adoption Reunion Registry. I had heard about its existence for years, and indeed it did, but the nice lady behind the counter still looked at me quizzically. She took down my name and address, but I never heard anything. I doubt I was actually added to any registry. There was little else that I could do and I resigned myself to the idea that I might never meet my birth family.
Then came the Internet came. 1996, 1997, 1998 … It was the age of AOL and thousands of adoptees and birth parents were coming to the realization that we might be able to circumvent the legal system and find one another. Random people everywhere started building their own reunion registries. Most were just a single page with a list of names, birthdays and birth towns. Anyone could add their own.
I spent countless hours adding my name to the various registries and poring over the pages, looking for my birthday. Reunion stories and pictures of birth parents with their kids started to pop up all over the place. It was amazing. Live chat rooms began to open and people began organizing themselves by states. Suddenly I could be in a virtual room with up to 20 other people from Florida, all whom were either adopted or were the biological parent of an adopted child.
“Girl born in Bradenton, Florida on April 19, 1976.” It was practically my username. Everyone entered a chat room with their birth date and city. Someone would ask, “My son was born in Bradenton in 1977, do you think you’d know him?” “Maybe?!” I’d reply. “I went to middle school with a guy named John who was adopted. His adoption was done through the Catholic Society, was yours?” “No. Ask your friends if you can. He had a rather large birthmark over his right eye.” “I’ll look through my yearbook and check the others in town and get back to you.” I had dozens and dozens of conversations like this.
It wasn’t long before a new term entered the scene, “Search Angels” as they called themselves, were people, usually birth mothers, willing to go the extra mile to help an adoptee or a birth parent find their family. Search Angels were particularly helpful for those who no longer lived in the state they gave birth or were adopted in. They were willing to do most anything — look through newspaper archives, public records or even interview locals, if asked. And while Search Angels were volunteers who did not accept any money, a new breed of private investigators arose who did.
Up to this point, most adoptees and birth parents had heard the horror stories of private investigator scams. Even in cases where the investigator was a licensed professional, the price could be exorbitant and many hours on the job might still not yield results. Nonetheless, one thing led to another and I ended up wiring money to a private investigator that I met in an AOL chat room in 2001.
A lady, I guess it was actually a lady, sent me an instant message saying that she thought she could locate my birth parents for me. She stated upfront that she was a private investigator, but that she only charged a fee if she located my birth parents. She had a flat rate, around $500.
I told her to go for it. Two days later, she sent me a message that she had located both of my birth parents. She instructed me on how to wire money to her and she promised to call within the hour with their names. I wired her the money. I didn’t tell anyone. I assumed she wouldn’t call and I rationalized the expense as one giant lottery ticket. You never know.
After work that evening I joined my friends on a Circle Line Cruise that travels around the island of Manhattan. It was basically a booze cruise. A really, really loud booze cruise. My phone rang, it was a Florida number. I ran downstairs to the bathroom to find a quiet place to answer but I lost reception. It look 11 calls for me to get the full names of my birth parents. Later, the private investigator gave me all of the marriage and divorce information, license plate numbers, addresses for the past 18 years and their current phone numbers.
I always intended to use a 3rd-party to contact my birth parents but impulse control has never been my strong suite. I called my birth mom straight away with the recommended line: “Sorry, to bother you but does the date 4/17/1976 have any meaning to you?” (This way, she would have an easy out if she didn’t want contact.) Her response: “Of course it does, what took you so long?!”
She didn’t know anything about the state registry option and she had been told at my birth (as a lot of mothers were back then) that I would have access to my records at age 18. We talked and it was obvious to me that we were related. Just to confirm, I asked her for the one key piece of information that I didn’t give the private investigator – the name of the attorney who handled the adoption. My birth mother recalled it straight away.
So, how the heck did the private investigator find my birth parents? I have no idea. I took a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach. It’s dodgy I know, but I think it’s more dodgy that I don’t have access to my original birth records. As long as adoptees are denied access to their birth documents, there will always be underground communities of searchers and supporters.
February 28, 2006
I don't have a name at birth - I didn't recieve a name until I was adopted and even then I wasn't "officially" named until I recieved my birth certificate and my adoption was finalized in 1986. (I was two)
You actually do have a name you but it's most likely "Baby Girl such and such". Even though I named my son at the hospital in all his paperwork he was referred to as "Baby Boy my last name".I used a P.I. after searching on my own for 2 years. It took her two weeks to find my bmom and I did not have much to go on at the time. It cost about 3k for me and I'd be happy to PM you the name of the detective if you'd like.