We’re committed to helping adult adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents find information about their family histories.
Many members of the adoption constellation are interested in finding more information at some point in their lives. The reasons are varied, but might include the need for medical information, a curiosity about your adoption story, or a longing to understand your background. The desire to know more about yourself, or your adopted child, is a completely normal part of the adoption process — and we can help.
As part of this process, we may facilitate the exchange of social, medical, or genetic information, and provide support to all individuals involved in the search process — those who are initiating the search, as well as those whom we contact — in accordance with Vermont State Adoption Laws.
For adult adoptees:
Adopted adults are entitled to all non-identifying information contained in the adoption files. Non-identifying information may include the following information about the birth family:
- Ages of birth family members at the time of the adopted person’s birth
- Heritage, including nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, and race
- Education levels
- General appearance: Height, weight, eye color, skin, and hair
- Talents, hobbies, and special interests
- Health histories at the time of the adopted person’s birth
- Facts and circumstances related to the adoption
For birth parents:
If you are a Lund birth parent, we can provide non-identifying information on your child’s adoptive family, as known to the agency at the time of the adoption and in accordance with the Vermont State Adoption Laws.
For adoptive parents, siblings, and other birth family members:
Adoptive parents, biological siblings, biological grandparents, or direct descendants of a deceased adoptee (who is at least 18 years of age) may also request non-identifying information.
To request non-identifying information:
Please complete the Request for Non Identifying Information form. You must include a legible photocopy of your government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, non-driver identification, passport, etc.) and mail to:
Lund Search Services
PO Box 4009
Burlington, VT 05406-4009
All information released is non-identifying in accordance with the Vermont State Adoption Laws.
We can also help you register with the Vermont Adoption Registry which helps all members of the adoption constellation potentially access information about adoptions that have taken place in Vermont. Learn more here.
For help, please contact Christina Shuma.