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Old 07-30-2017, 10:45 PM
Location: Heath, ohio
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Hello, my name is William and I found out recently that I have a half sister that my mother was so drunk and spilled the beans about giving her up for adoption. How do I go about finding her? Can anyone give me direction would be helpful.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:50 PM
Location: Cleveland, OH
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What information do you have on her? If you have her name, you can go to the local county building and ask about her adoption records. There's also background search sites where you can find her info but you have to pay.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:04 PM
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Some states have birth certificate by mother available to public...which state & year if known?
A DNA test might lead you to her.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:07 PM
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If your sister was born and adopted in Columbus, Ohio, you can file a Sibling Application for Release of Information with the state of Ohio.

Once you have that on file, if your sister has also filed one saying that she would like to learn about her birth family, or does so in the future, she will be able to get your name and contact information through the state that way.

Your mother can also file a release of information if she desires to be contacted by her daughter.

All of this can be done on the Ohio Dept of Health website here: https://www.odh.ohio.gov/en/vitalsta...linfo/adoptfnl

This would be the easiest way to find your sister, assuming, of course, she wants to have contact with her birth family. Some people who were adopted do not want to have that contact.

The Ohio state website above also has some additional resources listed for people seeking information about adoptions in the state of Ohio.
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