10-12-1998 We started this website as a tool to help my wife, Danna, find her birth family and her medical history. We had looked at other web pages and there were good ones out there but most were a struggle to use. There were often costs associated with the search.
We made a lot of mistakes as we searched for her birth family, and we thought that there had to be another way. We decided to build this site to find her birth parents, birth family, medical history and also, to have a resource for others who were at various stages in their journey. The registry first started out with Minnesota births. That only lasted for a year and then we got the first request to add a new state. Before long we had all of the states in the USA.
Added Minnesota 10-12-1998
First FOUND from web page FOUND #1
Added California 10-7-1999
Added Arkansas 10-13-1999
Added Maryland 10-13-1999
Added New York 10-13-1999
Added Ohio 10-13-1999
Added Pennsylvania 10-13-1999
Added Texas 10-13-1999
Added Indiana 10-28-1999
Added New Jersey 10-28-1999
Added New Hampshire 11-11-1999
Added Virginia 12-19-1999
FOUND #5 & #4 FOUND & Removed for the year.
Added Florida 2-6-2000
Added Massachusetts 3-28-2000
Added Louisiana 4-3-2000
Added Iowa 6-3-2000
Added Washington 6-15-2000
Added Illinois 6-28-2000
Added Utah 7-30-2000
Added Oregon 9-5-2000
Added Connecticut 9-8-2000
Added District Of Columbia 10-8-2000
Added Washington, DC 10-8-2000
Added Maine 12-30-2000
FOUND #14 & #9 FOUND & Removed for the year.
Added Colorado 3-5-2001
Added Wisconsin 3-25-2001
Added Missouri 10-18-2001
Added Oklahoma 11-26-2001
Added Idaho 12-17-2001
Added North Carolina 12-18-2001
We added the Search Angel Page first Search Angels where Patti Carter she helped in all States and Vivian she helped in Ohio only. Both joined same day. By 12-31-2002 Search Angel page had 5 Volunteers
We added Germany and Canada as searching countries. Since then we have added many countries and the list has grown to an impressive "United Searching Community".
FOUND #125 & #111 FOUND & Removed for the year.
Added Germany 2-10-2002
Added Canada 3-28-2002
Added Delaware 3-29-2002
Added Georgia 4-15-2002
Added Tennessee 4-20-2002
Added Kansas 5-28-2002
Added Michigan 5-29-2002
Added Rhode Island 5-29-2002
Added South Carolina 5-31-2002
Added Mississippi 6-5-2002
Added North Dakota 6-12-2002
Added Vermont 6-20-2002
Added Nebraska 6-22-2002
Added Hawaii 6-24-2002
Added Alaska 6-30-2002
Added Kentucky 7-16-2002
Added Montana 7-20-2002
Added Arizona 7-27-2002
Added Puerto Rico 7-31-2002
Added Nevada 8-8-2002
Added Chile 8-9-2002 Added Philippines 8-11-2002
Added New Mexico 8-27-2002
Added Alabama 9-4-2002
Added Unknown 9-4-2002
Added West Virginia 9-11-2002
Added South Dakota 9-15-2002
Added Wyoming 9-17-2002
We had #10,043 New Searches from 1-1-2002 to 12-31-2002
We found Danna's birth mother. It was not an easy process to locate her, but it was rewarding when we did. It takes a lot of leg work in some cases to get a "found" and our case required a lot of leg work. It was a great experience.
Added New Zealand 7-1-2003
Search Angel Page had 21 Volunteers as of 12-31-2003
FOUND #328 & #203 FOUND & Removed for the year.
We had #8,738 New Searches from 1-1-2003 to 12-31-2003
First contact 1-3-2004 with Danna's birth mother our entire family, including Danna's adoptive father and our children went along to the first meeting. We met in a safe place for all - a restaurant.
Added France 5-20-2004
Added United Kingdom England 11-26-2004
Search Angel Page had 36 Volunteers as of 12-31-2004
FOUND #523 & #195 FOUND & Removed for the year.
We had #10,739 New Searches from 1-1-2004 to 12-31-2004
Search Angel Page had 70 Volunteers as of 12-31-2005
Added Peru 5-28-2005
Added Greece 10-14-2005 FOUND #745 & #222 FOUND & Removed for the year.
We had #7,412 New Searches from 1-1-2005 to 12-31-2005
2006 From 1-1-2006 to 12-31-2006, G'S had FOUNDs in 38 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Leaving only 12 states in the USA, without a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1928 to 1988.
We changed the name to G'S Adoption Registry. Our focus had stopped being just the searching community in the USA back in 2002 and the name change made sense....And it was shorter to type. :-)
Added Costa Rica 4-20-2006
Search Angel Page had 96 Volunteers as of 12-31-2006
FOUND #1033 & #288 FOUND & Removed for the year.
We had #7,586 New Searches from 1-1-2006 to 1-31-2006
From 1-1-2007 to 12-31-2007, G'S had FOUNDs in 49 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Leaving only 1 states in the USA, without a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1926 to 1990.
1-1-2007 G'S Adoption Registry Search Angel Team is Created
1-31-2007.....A day that changed our families life forever and a sad day for the searching community. Danna, The love of my life and the light of many, passed away suddenly at the age of 43. Sadly, her birth father or birth brother have not been located. I have decided to dedicate my life to this registry in her memory, this is not a job for me, It is a passion.
From 1-1-2008 to 12-31-2008, G'S had FOUNDs in 44 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Leaving only 6 states in the USA, without a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1900 to 1990.
2009 From 1-1-2009 to 12-31-2009, G'S had FOUNDs in 37 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Leaving only 13 states in the USA without a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1925 to 1991.
On 1-31-2009 we posted are 14,000 form we have over 2,049 FOUND & Removed.
On 3-3-2009 #2,100 FOUND & Removed.
On 5-8-2009 #2,200 FOUND & Removed.
On 8-6-2009 #2,300 FOUND & Removed.
On 12-6-2009 #2,400 FOUND & Removed.
Search Angel Page had 76 Volunteers as of 12-31-2009
FOUND #2421 as of 12-31-2009 #414 FOUND & Removed for the year. + #258 FOUND one parent or sibling and changed form to search for another. plus many of the 414 where more then one FOUND we FOUND both parents and siblings.
2,568 New Forms posted for the year. 1-1-2009 to 12-31-2009
16,341 Forms posted as of 12-31-2009
Over 10,050 Form Updates from 1-1-2009 to 12-31-2009
We had #67,034 New Searches from 1-1-2009 to 12-31-2009
From 1-1-2010 to 12-31-2010, G'S had FOUNDs in 42 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Leaving only 8 states in the USA, with out a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1896 to 1992.
On 1-26-2010 Heather Dodd Started G'S Adoption Registry's Facebook page
Added Homestead Registry 2-4-2010
Added South Korea 3-3-2010 On 3-11-2010 #2,500 FOUND & Removed.
From 1-1-2011 to 12-31-2011, G'S had FOUNDs in 46 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Leaving only 4 states in the USA, with out a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1933 to 1993.
From 1-1-2012 to 12-31-2012, G'S had FOUNDs in 40 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Leaving only 10 states in the USA, with out a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1924 to 1994.
Added Bangladesh 1-6-2012
Added Sri Lanka 1-25-2012
On 2-17-2012 #3,300 FOUND & Removed.
On 5-25-2012 #3,400 FOUND & Removed.
On 9-25-2012 #3,500 FOUND & Removed.
On 11-26-2012 #300 FOUND & Removed for the year 1-1-2012 to 11-26-2012
Over 32.335 e-mails four year 1-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
1,694 New Forms posted for the year. 1-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
Over 10,009 Form Updates from 1-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
Search Angel Page had 64 Volunteers as of 12-31-2012 only 40 of them Active with ***** left. 20 of them off Temporally.
23,027 Forms posted as of 12-31-2012
FOUND #3573 as of 12-31-2012 #334 FOUND & Removed for the year.
We had #110,168 New Searches from 1-1-2012 to 12-31-2012
From 1-1-2013 to 12-31-2013, G'S had FOUNDs in 43 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Leaving only 7 states in the USA, with out a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1916 to 1995.
On 1-23-2013 #3,600 FOUND & Removed.
On 4-14-2013 #3,700 FOUND & Removed.
AddedYugoslavia on 6-16-2013
AddedRussia on 7-21-2013
On 8-8-2013 #3,800 FOUND & Removed.
On 8-28-2013 we added new form to site to stop bad forms with spam on them. Added China on 9-26-2013
Added Switzerland on 10-7-2013
On 11-25-2013 #300 FOUND & Removed for the year 1-1-2013 to 11-25-2013
On 12-28-2013 #3,900 FOUND & Removed.
Over 28,633 e-mails four year 1-1-2013 to 12-31-2013
1,820 New Forms posted for the year. 1-1-2013 to 12-31-2013
Over 8,019 Form Updates from 1-1-2013 to 12-31-2013
Search Angel Page had 68 Volunteers as of 12-31-2013 only 44 of them Active with ***** left. 33 of them off Temporally.
24,847 Forms posted as of 12-31-2013
FOUND #3901 as of 12-31-2013 #328 FOUND & Removed for the year.
We had #115,794 New Searches from 1-1-2013 to 12-31-2013
2014 From 1-1-2014 to 12-31-2014, G'S had FOUNDs in 40 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Plus 8 States had at least 1 1/2 FOUND, Leaving only 2 states in the USA without a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1925 to 1995.
On 1-31-2014 we posted #25,000 form to our site.
On 4-17-2014 #4,000 FOUND & Removed.
On 4-17-2014 #100 FOUND & Removed for the year 1-1-2014 to 4-17-2014
Added Marshall Islands 8-21-2014
On 9-6-2014 #4,100 FOUND & Removed.
On 10-18-2014 we posted #26,000 form to our site. Over 7,011 Form Updates from 1-1-2014 to 12-31-2014
Search Angel Page had 73 Volunteers as of 12-31-2014 only 42 of them Active with ***** left. 22 of them off Temporally.
26,262 Forms posted as of 12-31-2014
FOUND #4170 as of 12-31-2014 #269 FOUND & Removed for the year.
We had #111,621 New Searches from 1-1-2014 to 12-31-2014
1,415 New Forms posted for the year. 1-1-2014 to 12-31-2014
Over 20,323 e-mails four year 1-1-2014 to 12-31-2014
2015 From 1-1-2015 to 12-31-2015, G'S had FOUNDs in 42 States, plus District Of Columbia & Washington, DC. Plus 8 States had at least 1 1/2 FOUND, Leaving only 2 states in the USA without a FOUND, that was reported. FOUNDs were from 1932 to 1995.
On 1-26-2015 #4,200 FOUND & Removed.
Added Territories of the United States 3-11-2015
On 3-18-2015 #100 FOUND & Removed for the year 1-1-2015 to 3-18-2015
On 4-24-2015 #4,300 FOUND & Removed.
On 6-1-2015 we removed live chat off web page due to too many problems with it.
On 6-26-2015 at 10:16 p.m.lost most of the info for 2015 and all info on 6-1-2015 to 6-30-2015. Computer Got sabatashed, but working on getting everything I can back up and running as fast as possible went out 6-26-2015 at 10:16 p.m. from major virus just got it back 7-8-2015 with any files they could save from 2 hard drives.
On 7-8-2015 #200 FOUND & Removed for the year 3-19-2015 to 7-8-2015
Since the start of this registry this has been a volunteer supported site and funded solely thru donations.
This registry has had many great volunteers helping thru out the years. Our team of Search Angels has helped so many find so much. Whether they have helped to unite a family, or to answer questions along the way, they have been there - like a guiding light to offer support, resources and sometimes just a person on the other end of an email - who knows what it is to search.
We do it all without charging anyone.. anything. We do appreciate you reading our story and your support.
Many have asked - and I will let it remain a mystery - but the hint is that "G'S" does not stand for Gary Schaefer.
This site is a non-profit, completely donation funded site.
Caution: Any attempt by any individual to deliberately damage this website may be a violation of criminal Or civil laws and should such an attempt be made. We reserve the right to seek damages (Including attorney's fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution
G'S Adoption RegistryDOES NOT TOLERATE SPAM, you will be reported to your ISP if you solicit people who have posted on our site, you may contact them if you have free help to offer, but you may not solicit them!
G'S Adoption Registry does not sell lists of addresses, we do not gather information for use other than in helping reunite people.