This is a completely up-to-date exposition of Lori Carangelo’s mastery in finding adopted children, missing relatives, runaway children, and others that she has cultivated over her adult lifetime. The director of the organization Americans for Open Records, Carangelo explains (1) just how search experts get past the wall of secrecy and roadblocks to their loved ones; (2) how, in the case of adoptees, they find someone without a prior knowledge of the name; and (3) the trade secrets of both professional investigators and amateur sleuths for legally circumventing roadblocks to accessing information. In the process, she discusses numerous record categories that figure in the discovery process, including court dockets, adoption decrees, hospital records, baptismal certificates, DMV records, Social Security records, DNA testing, voter registrations, telephone records, military records, divorces, tax records, and much more.
|Publisher:||Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.19(d)|
About the Author
Lori has authored over 600 published articles and more than 25 unique non-fiction books, some of which can be characterized as "adoption themed," including "CHOSEN CHILDREN" (a documentary), "THE ULTIMATE SEARCH BOOK," and "THE ADOPTION AND DONOR CONCEPTION FACTBOOK. Her "true crime" books endeavor to answer "why" they did it, from "KONDRO" to "SERIAL KILLERS ON THE INTERSTATE." "ESPOSITO" was inspired by parallels to lives of wrongfully convicted men she assisted, including Joe Garcia in "PAST MISTAKES" and Joel Domingues in "BLOOD RELATIVES" which was the basis for an episode on Investigation Discovery (ID) TV that she also helped narrate. And there's more to come.