Search Angels: The Volunteers Reuniting Birth Families

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    These people are meeting biological relatives for the first time - thanks to a group of volunteers. The Search Squad group on facebook has around 100 volunteer "search angels" who scour birth records and websites to find the birth relatives of adoptees. Many people who were adopted as children would like to meet their birth relatives, but it can often be an extremely expensive and time-consuming process. Search Squad, on the other hand, does it for free - and sometimes astonishingly quickly. In this documentary, we follow search squad search angel Susie Mathis as she explains how to find relatives over the internet, the tools they use to do so, and why she began volunteering. We also follow the journey of people searching for biological family members with the help of the search squad--and witness the powerful impact as people meet their birth relatives for the first time in their lives.

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