<../advice-for-adoptees-starting-an-adoption-search> If you are an adoptee contemplating a search for your birth or biological family, the very first place to start is at the beginning, on the day you were born.
Check your birth certificate.
It may list more than you think. Depending on the State that issued it, the certificate may list your time of birth, the hospital, the delivering doctor's name and other things you can use in your search. If you have an amended 'short form' birth certificate, try to obtain what is called a 'long form' birth certificate. It may tell you more than what you currently have.