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Adoptee, Birth Parents, Siblings of Adoptees
Are you looking for one another? We can help!

If you are an ADOPTEE or a BIRTH PARENT

Select the questions below that pertain to what you are looking for:

If you are an ADOPTEE or a SIBLING of an adoptee

Select the questions below that pertain to what you are looking for:

  • I am an adoptee or I am a sibling of an adoptee, how can I make contact with my sibling?
  • I am an adoptee or I am a sibling of an adoptee, how can I petition the court for a confidential intermediary to locate my sibling?

In addition to the services noted above, you may also consider obtaining documents related to the adoption from the superior court

The following forms are available for your use to make contact with one another

Refer to the information above to determine which form(s) applies to you. If you are unable to print out the form(s), contact us at the address or phone number below:

Contact Us
California Department of Social Services
Adoptions Support Unit
744 P Street, MS 8-12-31
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-8088