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Adopted from Poland; trying to find my biological parents


edward22 3 | 7
3 Dec 2008  #1
im trying to find my parents i was adopted from poland i know when i was adopted and my biological moms name it says it on the adoption paper i think . why is only my mothers name on it? and what else may i need to go about this process of finding them? thanks
krysia 23 | 3,058
3 Dec 2008  #2
The father was probably unknown.
On your papers there should be an address from where you were adopted.
That's where you have to make contact.
Kojak333 3 | 12
22 Mar 2009  #3
My story is basically the same as yours.

You were born in Poland and adopted by American citizens ? -Yes ? Me too !!

Okay, where you are in your search, is pretty much were I was at, 1-year ago. But my search has had some speed bumps along the way. I just received the address for my mom (back in Poland), just this week.

This week I also got the address for my step-sister's mother. My step-sister was adopted from the same orphanage as me. We are not biologically related. We began the search for her mother, about 5 months ago.

If you want to trade notes, feel free to contact me thru this website or post a message. -I'll check back periodically.
OP edward22 3 | 7
10 May 2009  #4
May 10, 09, 01:43 - Thread attached on merging:
going to poland...im trying to get information on my family

im going to poland and i have a couple of questions

im trying to get information on my family /i was adopted
where in poland can i go to get information about my family
and what documents would i need to have in order to get the information
PolishCowboy 1 | 48
10 May 2009  #5
Ask your adoptive parents for the original papers; it should have the name of the town and the orphanage or even the adoption agency. They will have the info about your parent(s).

I'm not sure if they can disclose it or not but I cannot see why they wouldn't. You will need your birth certificate, and you will need a copy of the adoption papers. Call the orphanage,town government or agency where you were adopted from and tell them your situation.

Ask them for all the documents you will need and insist if that's all. Polish bureaucracy moves in slo-motion and even in reverse. Sometimes they ask for things they never told you to obtain.

Good Luck and Godspeed, I hope you find them.
OP edward22 3 | 7
11 Jul 2009  #6
Jul 11, 09, 10:34 - Thread attached on merging:
Information

Im planning on going to poland to visit i was wondering where i could get information about family i was adopted so i dont have any information about them i have polish birth certificate and papers i was wondering is there a building/office that could give me any information about them
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
11 Jul 2009  #7
You could try adopcjawarszawa.pl/kontakt.html

They may be able to point you in the right direction. However, it depends on the terms of your adoption. In many cases, the court orders the identity of the birth parents to be destroyed. Finding them would then be a rather daunting proposition.
mmartenak
28 Jul 2009  #8
Hello,
I too am adopted from Poland. I was adopted in the early 80's. Have any of you tried to find your biological parents? I was adopted to an American family. I have all the paper work with names, where I was born, etc. but I have not been able to find them. I will be going to Poland in about a month just to see the area that I was born. I think I would like to find my parents, but just do not seem to be able to move forward with the seach. I was adopted from Wroclaw. Does anyone know if the opranage is still there? If so, where? Does anyone else have an simular experiences as I?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
28 Jul 2009  #9
I was adopted in the early 80's.

How old were you when you were adopted ?

reason for asking. Some babies are adopted straight from the (birth) hospital

Does anyone know if the opranage is still there?

There is more than one. Do you have an address ?

I can look in the phone directory for a number, if it helps.
Kojak333 3 | 12
2 Aug 2009  #10
contact me thru Polish Forums. Try to officially register with a username.

My story is similiar to yours. I already located my family - back in Poland.

I have a few ideas to suggest.

If you have a name and maybe some other information, like approximate age and a city, I could check a couple Polish social networking sites for you.

Send me a message - okay...
Nyphri20 1 | 4
30 Nov 2009  #11
Merged:Kevin looking for adopted siblings ...Polish/ English Agencies in Poland

Hello, My name is Kevin. I was adopted from Poland in 1993 at age 4. Along with my sister who is 14 months older than me. And now I'm trying to finish my investigation of finding all my siblings. There were total of 8 children, possibly 9. But as of right now it is quite difficult with the language barrier, as I do not speak polish.

As of my previous success I've luckily found 3 siblings ( that live in Poland and France) so that leaves me with 3 or 4 more.

I'm looking for any Polish/English Agencies in Poland that investigate into these matters. First and foremost, I'm trying to obtain birth certificates of my adopted siblings that were born in the early 1990's. (I have biological names of my parents and also the orphanage my siblings were in)

Is there any Agencies that can investigate and obtain documents? I'm willing to pay for any expenses regarding further investigation, etc. As the orphanages are not willing to hand over the names of the adoptees.( due to confidentiality, legal reasons, etc)

Any help will be greatly appreciated
delphiandomine 83 | 17,653
30 Nov 2009  #12
Hi there -

My company, Lindenia, might be able to help.

We could certainly try for you - if you could send me an e-mail with details of what you need and what you've done/tried so far, I'll be able to tell you if we can help. We don't have a specific remit, we just exist to help foreigners - so we might be able to help :)
Nyphri20 1 | 4
23 Dec 2009  #13
Hey , what year were you adopted? and what is your age? I was adopted too from Poland....trying to find more of my siblings.
jonni 16 | 2,485
24 Dec 2009  #14
The first step is which town you were born in. Adoptions in Poland are handled by local adoption societies, town by town. They will have everything you need to know, and perhaps can change your life.
btatara
25 May 2010  #15
I was adopted from Poland too, in the early 80'2. I was told I was form a family of 10-12 children. I guess i was 2 yrs old when i got to the orphange in wroclaw, and 4 when I was adopted and brought to America. I have no idea where to start to look for my family.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
25 May 2010  #16
when i got to the orphange in wroclaw

were you sent to an orphanage in Wroclaw

or, is Wroclaw your home city.
meg1203
27 Oct 2010  #17
I was also adopted from Poland (Nowy Sacz) in 1989. All I have is names and birthdays of my 4 older siblings and I want to find them. I have no idea how to go about this since I don't speak Polish.

any helpful tips?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
27 Oct 2010  #18
have u checked facebook, nasza klasa etc.

there must be at least one of them on a social/school website.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
27 Oct 2010  #19
Assistance in tracking down biological parents by adopted children may perhaps be obtained from the Rutkowski detective agency: biuro@rutkowskidetektyw.pl;
Good luck - Powodzenia!
meg1203
28 Oct 2010  #20
yes, I entered them all in facebook but no luck. I wasn't sure if they had changed their last names and I couldnt see a lot of pictures or dates because many profiles are set to private.

I just looked at Nasza Klasa but it doesnt translate into english well so its hard for me to navigate and use.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
28 Oct 2010  #21
register with this forum.... make some posts.... send me a PM with your family name and i'll check nasza klasa for u.

or just post your family name here and see what happens.

a problem with Polish names is that if u don't use correct spelling / Polish alphabet in some search engines u end up with nothing.
Jezca 1 | 3
8 Nov 2010  #22
Hey,

I was born in Poland and adopted in 1994 when I was 3 years old! Unfortunately I can't speak Polish yet! I have just started learning it!! I just know that I was adopted in Krakow, nothing more. Any idea of what I could do??
annasurma1983 2 | 5
21 Jan 2011  #23
hello my name is anna i am adopted i am lookong for my brother edward born in krakow 3.03.1983 i saw your message edward you dont know that u have sister angelika szczerbowska before adoption please email me annasurma1983@gmail or telephone nr 00441325250***

please send phone numbers via private message to keep the weirdos at bay
LAGirl 9 | 496
22 Jan 2011  #24
hey buddy good luck on finding people from your family. I was raised by foster parents and found my mother 8 years ago now trying to find the rest of my family. feel free to contact me if you would like. good luck.
OP edward22 3 | 7
23 Jan 2011  #25
Thank you everyone for posting under this thread.

I hope everyone has a chance to find the people (family) they are looking for .

I know how bad it feels to want to find family members.

All i can do is pray
annasurma1983 2 | 5
24 Jan 2011  #26
i can help people born in poland their family sisters and brother
if uou looking for your family write me message i will help you
i found my brother edouard i am polish come from poland and speak english very good
i live in UK
anna surma
my email
annasurma1983@gmail
Nyphri20 1 | 4
13 Feb 2011  #27
Merged thread:
Searching for Adopted siblings ...Polish/ English Agencies in Poland help!!

Hello, I've posted this previous post in 2009 but would like to pursue my initial intent. I was adopted from Poland in 1993 at age 4. Along with my sister who is 14 months older than me. And now I’m trying to finish my investigation of finding all my siblings. There were total of 8 children, possibly 9. But as of right now it is quite difficult with the language barrier, as I do not speak polish.

As of my previous success I’ve luckily found 3 siblings ( that live in Poland and France) so that leaves me with 3 or 4 more.

I’m looking for any Polish/English Agencies in Poland that investigate into these matters. First and foremost, I’m trying to obtain birth certificates of my adopted siblings that were born in the early 1990's. (I have biological names of my parents and also the orphanage my siblings were in)

Is there any Agencies that can investigate and obtain documents? I’m willing to pay for any expenses regarding further investigation, etc. As the orphanages are not willing to hand over the names of the adoptees.( due to confidentiality, legal reasons, etc)

Any help will be greatly appreciated
piotrze - | 1
22 Feb 2011  #28
Merged thread:
Adopted from Poland; need help in the right direction

Umm. So I was adopted from Poland at age 4, in 1993. Along with my sister. I've heard that I have a total of 8 or 9 siblings. According to my source. But I'm at a dead end. As I am unsure of how to pursue anything further. Especially with the language barrier.

The reason being, is the fact that I’ve received the birth certificate info, etc. That show 5 children. And indicate more. But now my source is gone.

Anyways, I've already found 3 of them. My brother and sister in Poland. And another brother in France. So that leaves 3 or 4 left.

But with us not understanding each other, we still want to continue in finding the rest of the gang. Regardless how long it takes.
rabidbavib - | 20
22 Feb 2011  #29
what help do you need tho?

1989 good year of birth for a Pole (no queing)
rina - | 1
17 Jun 2011  #30
hi i was adopted too. what steps would i need to take to find my biological parents if i have all the documents and know my parents names but i cant find any information on their location and have already been to the place i was adopted. I don't think the place you were adopted in can tell you the address of your biological parents. so what should i do next?


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