Gloria T. Smith, L.C.S.W.
Coordinator of the program
Many adopted individuals make the decision to research, seek and locate their birth parents or members of their birth family. If you’ve taken this step and have obtained the contact information for individuals you believe are members of your birth family, we can help you navigate the next steps in your reunion journey. Our Navigations Birth Family Reunion and Support program assists adopted individuals to facilitate the reunion journey with their birth families from initial first contact planning to personal counseling.
Children’s Aid and Family Services, formerly known as Children’s Aid and Adoption Society, provides background and search services to persons adopted through this agency or the Sister Mary Eugene Foundation, an agency that merged with Children’s Aid and Adoption Society in 1974. These services are for adopted persons who are interested in obtaining non-identifying information about their medical and social histories, and/or who are interested in establishing contact with their birth families. The agency also conducts searches on behalf of birth parents who would like to meet the adult sons and daughters they placed for adoption through this agency or the Sister Mary Eugene Foundation. Search services also include searching for adopted siblings on behalf of birth parents.