There are many of you out there who want to begin your search for reconnection—or at least have thought about it. It can be a scary thing to think about. It is full of unknowns and mystery. And because the reconnection journey can be so long and arduous, just the mere thought can be completely overwhelming.
For those who have already reconnected or are currently in the thick of reconnecting, you understand what others are going through. That’s one reason it is important to be a support to others in similar situation. Use your story and your experience to guide, instruct, and inform others. Some of those who are searching don’t know how to get started or how to continue. This is where you come in. Share what you’ve learned.
Join a support group and help others understand the things you have learned during this process. You can provide some great insight for those looking for advice and help. You can also submit your story, tips, and advice right here on Adoption.com. It is a great way to reach out to others.
If you’re thinking about starting the reconnection process, you can find a lot of great information through this site. While you consider this decision, you have of things to sort through:
Do you have the resources and time necessary to complete the search?
Which resources and mediums will you be using?
Do you have a sturdy, reliable support system?
Are you interested in using a paid searcher?
Are you prepared to not experience the ideal outcome?
Are you ready to see this search through to the end?
The reconnection road can be emotionally grueling. It is important to be ready. Prepare yourself beforehand, and you’ll be well on your way to re-establishing contact. It’s ok to be scared or nervous. It’s natural. Move forward when you’re ready, and gather your loved ones around you.