strives to bring a moderate voice to the subjects of
adoption, search and reunion. We recognize the importance
of the need to know one's origins, but at the same time
the need to respect people's wishes and personal situations.
Origins attempts to balance the needs of each side.
Origins acts as a confidential intermediary, searching
and facilitating reunions while recognizing that this
may be a difficult transition requiring good support,
communication, and sensitivity. Many searchers hope
for a relationship with the person they are searching
for, not just a brief one-time reunion. Lasting relationships
must be built carefully in an atmosphere of mutual trust
and respect. Both the search and initial contact must
be done in such a way to build a basis for this trust
and respect. We promote healing and closure, dealing
with the here and now, not dwelling on the past.
Inc. has the knowledge and experience to:
you to begin your search by doing as much as you can yourself,
and offers helpful advice and support during this process. Origins,
Inc. believes that as individuals and families reunite they develop
a deeper perception of their personal identity and belonging.
efficiently and discreetly.
initial contact sensitively and discreetly, with an opportunity
for the person being contacted to discuss their concerns, feelings
all parties during the search, the initial contact, as well
as post-reunion counseling.
their work on a basis of mutual consent tempered with trust
and strict confidentiality.
Is Origins, Inc.?
E. McDonald - Jim is the owner
of Origins, Inc. He is a licensed Private Investigator and has
successfully conducted adoption searches and done counseling in
this area for many years.
J. Buechele - Tom serves as an advisor to Origins, Inc. He
was a Roman Catholic priest for 20 years and has worked with Origins
as a searcher and search consultant.
Michele Svatos Ph.D. - Michele is a retired professor of Philosophy,
an ethicist, and a reunited adoptee. She serves as an advisor
to Origins, Inc. and assists as a coordinator with special projects.
Mary Jeanne Krob M.D. - Mary Jeanne is a board certified General
Surgeon, has an MS in instructional design and technology, as
well as an MS in Genetics. She is also an adoptee who has searched
for her birth family. She serves as a search consultant and advisor
to Origins concerning all sides of the adoption triad.
Inc. is affiliated with:
Soundex Reunion Registry
Association of Private Investigators