Lynn Grubb is an American author, paralegal, closed-era adoptee, kinship adoptive parent and activist.  She graduated from Wright State University and The American Institute of Paralegal Studies. Although born and adopted in the Chicago, Illinois area, Lynn and her adoptive family settled in Centerville, Ohio - a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, where Lynn spent her childhood reading Nancy Drew mysteries, swimming, playing soccer and participating in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.  

Lynn is a Christian employed by the Presbyterian (PCUSA) Church, along with being part of her family's legal process serving business in Dayton, Ohio.  She is active in adoptee rights and was formally a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA/GAL) for youth in her community.  

At midlife, Lynn embarked on a search for her roots and during that time, realized her passion for writing about the complexities of being adopted. Since finding her birth family, Lynn has learned of her Native American ancestry through genetic genealogy and discovered she is related to E.B. White, author of Charlotte's Web.

Lynn is a former co-faciitator of Adoption Network Cleveland, Miami Valley general support and discussion meeting.  She is currently a facilitator for a Kinship Support Group in the Presbyterian Church.

She writes from a perspective of her many roles: adult adoptee, adoptive parent, step-parent, biological parent and child advocate.  Lynn also blogs at Lost Daughters.


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  2. I just discovered your site, and am fascinated. As a birthmother who has travelled the long, long, long road of adoption issues, it's always great to meet other travelers. Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Christine! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Hi Lynn: I found a 2014 entry to your blog "What To Do When Your Birth Mother Refuses Contact or Vital Information " while searching for information on how common it is for biological mother's not to reply to a letter requesting contact. I learned that other family members might be more open to contact, and this was very important to hear. I still can't believe that contact was refused, and no reply at all! Is this unusual? Is there anywhere I could find info, adoptees experiences, etc. in navigating these delicate issues? I am writing for my husband and we would like to make contact with the mother's family, and maybe get a lead on who the father is. We have a pretty firm idea who the bio dad is from Ancestry DNA. We are old school using snail mail...but maybe that was not the right approach in making first contact with his mother. Not sure the father even knows, so that it a problem. Anyway, saddened and frustrated here, but looking for tips and guidance. Thanks. Your blog so far has given us a lot of comfort in understanding the issues.


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