Jane Doe

Listen to the mustn'ts child,

listen to the don'ts -

listen to the shouldn'ts,

the impossibles,

the wont's -

listen to the never haves,

then listen close to me.

Anything can happen child.

ANYTHING can be.

- Shel Silverstein

I am searching for my birth sister, and I KNOW I can find her, even though I don't know her name or the name  of her adoptive parents, or the city she lives in. I know her birthdate and possibly the state she lives in- and I'm running with that! I love that I now have an even bigger support group as my new birth-family also wants to find her!! So, with all of us banding together, I really believe that we will and can do it. I can't wait to meet her.

So far, I have been entered into the drawing for Season 2 of the show "Searching For..." on the OWN Network, I have searched on my own, and have used a confidential intermediary. I also have joined a host of mutual consent directories, like International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR) and the Adoption.com Reunion Registry. All to no avail. The main struggle with the directories is that I have to hope and pray that my birth sister has also joined the same registries, and has inputed similar information. Kind of a long shot. I suppose, I could inquire about a Private Investigators or a Search Angel, but both of those options seem to reliant upon others. I am worried that someone else may not search with the vehemence and passion that I have, thus I revert to simply conducting the searches myself.

While Search Angels can be very helpful they are not professional intermediaries and would never contact anyone on my behalf. They are basically your eyes on the ground in a specific geographical area, I am tempted to hire someone in the state of Pennsylvania (where I believe she lives), but feel frustrated that I am unable to narrow down the location more.

All I know for sure, is that I will not let the odds scare me from trying!