An Adoption Detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who looks into historic records to locate persons of interest. Clients are children suffering from a nefarious sense genealogical bewilderment with a desire to learn something about their biological antecedents by tracing family lineages to become enlightened about their ancestral social and cultural heritage; discover the geographical niche from which their ancestral population originated; and meet biological relatives. Others include parents looking for reconciliation with biological children; medical doctors tracing medical histories; police detectives investigating crimes; historians verifying historical facts; and genealogists researching family lineages.
Investigations conducted by adoption detectives have potential to result in lengthy arduous or convoluted worldwide investigations across international borders and geographic regions. They may create unexpected adventures reminiscent of classic mystery novels leading to the discovery of previously hidden information, sometimes leading in directions not originally anticipated, or what the genealogist, detective, mystery writer, or client originally had in mind.
Exposure of information intentionally concealed may lead to unintended consequences or produce negative emotional outcomes. This type of information is often difficult to obtain, especially in cases where birth and baptismal certificates are intentionally falsified; legal documents are filed as concealed records not readily available to the public without a search warrant; or when persons of interest are deceased, uncooperative, or desire not to be found. —Judith Land
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