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One of the many services we offer as a private investigation firm is locating biological parents. There are a wide range of reasons why you may want to locate your birth parents. We find the following to be among the most common.

1. To Find Out Why You Were Put Up for Adoption

This is a question that many adoptees have, and they believe that they will find the answer if they can locate one or both of their birth parents. There are many reasons why a child is placed for adoption, and you must be prepared to find out the answer.

Regardless of what you have been told about the situation surrounding your adoption, the truth can be quite different. It may be a simple case of two people being too young to raise a child, but there can be other circumstances relating to an adoption that are not pleasant to discover. Make sure you want to know the truth before you hire a private investigator.

2. Medical Reasons

You may have had the greatest upbringing imaginable and love your adoptive parents immensely, but genetics can come into play for reasons of health. Knowing your genetic family’s history can make a difference in preventing certain ailments. For example, if heart disease runs in your family, you can take extra precautions to prevent the development of heart disease that you may be susceptible to. Your medical history can also play a part in the treatment of an illness you have been diagnosed with.

3. You’re Curious to Know What the Birth Parent is Like

Curiosity is a big reason that adoptees hire our firm to locate birth parents. The desire to know what a biological mother or father is like seems to be innate in many people. What do they look like? What type of personality do they have? How much of yourself can you see in them?

These types of questions are natural, but keep in mind, that they can go unanswered. It is possible that your biological parents are no longer living, but if they are, they may not want to meet with you. Our services are not simply to locate a missing person, but we can also find out if the person wants to meet with you. We always respect the privacy of the birth parent.

4. Learning About Your Family Tree

Kids talk about their family tree growing up, but if you know nothing about your birth parents, you always had to remain silent about your roots. Once you locate your birth parents, you can begin to trace your genetic family’s history. Many adoptees wonder if they have any brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts or uncles. Once your birth parents are located, you may be able to start the journey of tracing your family roots.

If you have been thinking about finding your birth parents, don’t waste time figuring out a way to accomplish this on you own. We locate birth parents routinely, and we can locate yours as well. However, take the time to understand exactly why you want to locate them. It may be one of the reasons listed above or something else. Make sure you are ready to discover what you are seeking. Once you have done this, give us a call, and we will let you know how we can help.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.