Search and Reunion Overview

Thousands of individuals impacted by adoption desire to connect with their birth families every year. In Pennsylvania alone, over 50,000 adoptions were finalized in the last decade. In 2011, Pennsylvania’s Act 101 established mechanisms for families impacted by adoption to maintain or regain contact. Family Design Resources helps parties to adoption reunite with birth relatives by offering high quality, confidential adoption search and reunion services to both individuals and public and private agencies. We offer:


Family Design Resources supports the development of professional search and reunion practices throughout Pennsylvania. Endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Children Youth and Families, Family Design Resources provides the approved training to credential Pennsylvania's Authorized Representatives.