I wanna know if I can find family if I was adopted. I briefly met my biological father as a teenager. He is now deceased. I'm about to turn 64 and know nothing about my family history. Thank you!
My response is a broad overview of what you may need to do to locate your biological family records or find biological family in the FamilySearch FamilyTree.
The laws in each State for adoptions might be different. You would need to-
consult those laws for the State in which you were adopted to see if you could find those records.
If you found those records -
then you could search Familysearch for records of your families (adopted/biological).
It sounds like you have some information about your biological father. From that information you can use Familysearch>Search to locate records and FamilyTree> Find to locate family in the FamilyTree.
I wish you success in your search!1
@SusanPetruzzi1 Also, DNA testing might bear fruit, keeping in mind that DNA is not more accurate than the samples it has to compare with. Hence if few or no one in you biological family has had DNA testing done, then there is less apt to be a reliable match.2
@SusanPetruzzi1 , there is a group here in the FamilySearch community that may interest you, called, "Adoption and Unknown Family Research": https://community.familysearch.org/en/group/1-adoption-and-unknown-family-research. I believe there would be many people and resources in that group that would be helpful to you.
Best wishes in your family discovery journey!2