BirthParentFinder.com is the creation of Jay Rosenzweig, an award-winning California private investigator licensed since 1988. Jay’s expertise has always been focused on locate investigations. In 2006, after receiving numerous requests resulting in adoptees reuniting with their birth parents, Jay created the BirthParentFinder.com website. Since its inception, it’s been recognized as one of the leading national online companies for finding birth parents and biological relatives and reuniting the families.
In 2014, Jay was featured on KTLA News in Los Angeles for his role in successfully searching for Morning News Anchor Chris Schauble's biological mother and the rest of his biological relatives. The light news story received national attention, was nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award and on January 24th, 2015 it won a Golden Mike Award, which is given out by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California. In July of 2015, the news story received a SoCal Journalism Award from The Los Angeles Press Club.
In November 2017, Jay was hired by VH1 star Evelyn Lozada to find her grandfather. After others couldn’t find him after years of searching, Jay and his team at Birthparentfinder.com found Evelyn’s grandfather (in Puerto Rico) within one week.
Jay and Birthparentfinder.com have been featured on several reality shows and documentaries involving adoptions and adoption reunions. With all the exposure, Birthparentfinder.com has grown into a full staff of investigators, research experts, and genetic genealogists. However, with all the growth, Birthparentfinder.com will always remain a boutique company in which each client will still have the personal attention it takes to be a successful adoption reunion company.
Our Award Winning Team
Diane Hellmer began her career as a television producer and had the opportunity to work on an adoption reunion show on CBS where she received professional training from an expert genealogist. Four years later, she led the search team for yet another reunion show on ABC titled, "Find My Family." As the daughter of an adoptee, she took a special interest in the search for birth families and has since helped 100's of people find their own families. Finally, an overwhelming desire took over and she decided her career needed to take a detour into the field of private investigations in 2012, which led her to the Birth Parent Finder team in 2014.
Julie Dixon Jackson is a Genetic Genealogist/Researcher who began her journey into Genealogy 25 years ago when she began looking for her biological family. As an adoptee she wanted to know her heritage, learn the stories of her forbears and create a historical reference to the people that played a part in creating her. Once she started using direct to consumer DNA testing her world opened up. Not only was she able to identify her Paternal line using ONLY DNA- but she was able to confirm so much of the previous work that she had been researching for several years. Julie came to us in the summer of 2018 and has solved many difficult cases.
Linda Rasmussen is an Investigative Consultant who began her career in 1994. She has helped to reunite thousands of people and many of them were reunited on national television shows such as Dr Phil, Sally Jessy Raphael, Oprah and The View. Linda has the ability to connect with each client because of her many years of work and compassion to understand each clients desire to locate long lost family members.
Jenna Robertson is a Genetic Genealogist and Researcher who did her DNA "for fun" one day and stumbled upon her own status as an NPE/MPE (Non-Paternal Event or Misattributed Parentage Event). She solved the mystery and identified her birthfather then began to help hundreds of others solve their mysteries using DNA results. Jenna has been researching family history for over 20 years and is co-founder of an anti-bias non-profit in Nevada where she lives with her husband and five children.
Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T., earned her Master's in Clinical Psychology. She specializes in working with families connected by foster care and adoption. She is the Clinical Director of Yoffe Therapy Inc. A mental health center in Los Angeles providing services to families, children, teens, and adults connected by foster care and adoption. She is also a Court Appointed Reunification Therapist with the Superior Court of Los Angeles.
Jeanette is the Founder of Celia Center Inc, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles which provides support groups, conferences, and special events for all members of the foster care and adoption constellation.
Because of Jeanette’s life experience, as a former foster youth and adoptee in reunion, she can more easily connect and relate to the families she works with.