I've got some happy stuff here. A dear friend of ours (call her Jen), who was adopted out when a baby, has been reunited with her birth mother. Jen had been looking for her birth mom for some years (she's in her mid 40's) with no luck. She even hired a private detective who couldn't help.
One day, she was comparing notes with another adoptee who had found her birth parents. The woman recommended an organization that had made the contact after some time and they were happily reunited.
According to Jen, she contacted this outfit and they called her two days later, saying that her birth mother had been looking for her for some time and then they supplied her with the name, address and phone number.
If any of you are looking for birth relatives here is the name: International Soundex Reunion Registry. You can use your favorite search engine to find their web site. I don't guarantee results, but it can't hurt to try them. Good Luck.