Germany Born Adoptees Searching

October 30th, 2006

Countless numbers of children born in Germany between 1945 and 1985 were placed for adoption. Just like the United States, in many cases German born adoptees and the natural parents are interested in contacting each other. The first step in locating and contacting your German Natural mother or siblings is to request original German birth documentation. You can do this by writing to the “STANDESAMT” for the city in which you were born in Germany. When you write your letter, you want to provide as much information as possible and request a “copy of your birth entry in the birth book”. In German that is called "beglaubigte Abschrift des Geburtenbucheintrages". is a website founded by Angela Shelley with a database that helps… [more]