BEGIN YOUR ADOPTION SEARCH
Request Your Non-Identifying Information - Louisiana
Write a letter to request your non-identifying information.
Send your letter to the adoption agency if it is still in operation. If it is no longer in operation, like Protestant Home for Babies, send it to the state at this address...
The Louisiana Adoption Voluntary Registry
P.O. Box 3318
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3318
This was a frustrating and amazing letter to get back!
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.
With the gaining popularity of DNA kits, finding a birth family member has never been easier. I suggest submitting your DNA as well as sharing it for matches online at Ancestry.com - This is the most popular DNA service at the moment. Although I had already met my birth-family, I met numerous Aunts and Cousins using this service.
Adoption Reunion Registry/Official
The Louisiana Adoption Voluntary Registry is a registry established by the Department of Children & Family Services to facilitate voluntary contact between adult adoptees, their birth parents and/or siblings.
(Be very nice! to the registry people, pay careful attention and listen carefully while on the phone with the registry people. This is my biggest hint!)
Post Your Search Online!
But be sure to leave enough information behind so you can be found years later! After you register with the Louisiana Adoption Registry... state in your online posts that you are registered there so that someone can find you long after you no longer have the same email.
Include this with your letter!