How to register and post your
This is written to guide you step by step
through the registration and entry posting process. We suggest you read it
before you register and use it as a tool as you are registering and posting
entries. The suggestions here are based on knowledge of the search
algorithm used to search through the entries. Questions are welcome if
anything below is confusing.
Click on register
New member registration: ALL the
information gathered on this page will remain private, by default, to be
used for administrative purposes only. Only you can make this
information public through your choices in user
preferences. We will discuss this after
registration and posting entries.
Field: “Please select an account” Leave this as
the free account we are currently testing a paid account option.
Donations are certainly accepted as TxCARE is a not-for-profit
association of triad members working toward reform. Go to Donations
(insert hyperlink) to donate.
Username: This will
be used for your login and be shown with your entries. We will remove
user names deemed inappropriate.
The rest of the
information on this page is self explanatory. Please be honest as this
information will only be used by us and will not be sold or given to any
The email must be
kept up to date as it is the only way the system can contact you if a
person writes you. The system also uses the e-mails to find lost login
information and send it to you. We may send you no more than 1 e-mail a
month on average about the registry and relevant information. Accounts
will incorrect e-mail will be removed (as they will not serve any
purpose if contact can not be made).
After registering it will
take you to the first page for entry posting.
Posting a new entry
Choose section you
want your entry to be posted in. (Most adoptees will post 2 entries...
one looking for birthparents and another looking for siblings.) You will
have to go through this process for each entry.
You only have to fill
in the information you know. You can always edit the entry to add new
If you are not the
adoptee... still fill in all the information you know about the adoptee
and the adoption. The adoptees information is central for the search as
it is the information that most likely to match two people together.
This logic is the same on all entry pages.
about the adoptee.
These fields are
used for the saved and advanced search. When people search these
fields it is looking for exact matches. This is why we ask that you
repeat this information in the description field later (which it
searched on partial matches as well). This will increase the success
for the search.
Detailed Information About the Adoption
Same advice from
Information about the family of adoptee
Same advice from
previous 2 pages
Title, Description and Photo Selection
This one requires
Will be shown in your entry preview (when listed with other entries) and
at the top of your entry. This field is searchable and allows for
partial matching. This field could also be seen as a teaser for the
person you are looking for (i.e. Put something there that you think
would attract people looking for you)... this could be basic
information such as “Girl Born 3-3-70 - Edna Gladney Home - Fort Worth,
Texas “ or something more personal.
“Entry description” This information will
be displayed with your entry. This
field is searchable and allows for partial matching. We strongly suggest
you repeat all the information you have already entered (from previous
entry pages) in this field to increase the success rate of searches.
This is also a place to add a personal message and to place information
that could assist someone searching for you that we have not already
covered... in short you need to place everything in this field you want
to be used in your search. You must use at least 100 characters in this
field and your limit is 10,000 characters. Remember someone is reading
this... so make it informative while not sharing information
that could be abused.
Another piece of
information to keep in mind for the description field is that the
first 200 characters will be shown in the Entry preview.
Template suggestion for
Description field (feel free to remove any questions you did not answer):
You only have to fill in the information you know. You can always edit the
entry to add new information later.
Name of adoptee after adoption? (first)
Name of adoptee before
adoption? (only if different)
Birthdate of Adoptee? Month: Day: Year:
State of birth?
City of birth?
County of Birth?
Gender of Adoptee?
Name of adoption agency?
Name of adoption Attorney?
Date of Adoption? Month: Day: Year:
State of Adoption?
City of Adoption?
County of Adoption?
Name of adoptive mother?
Name of adoptive father?
Name of birth mother?
Name of birth father?
(Additional information not covered)
All free accounts
will receive 50KB of image storage and a maximum of 5 images
The best images are
head shots and will usually need to be shrunk to fit the size
requirements. You really only need one picture... a good head shot.
ALL photos will be
reviewed prior to posting... any attempt to post indecent photos will result
in removal of your entries, registration, and banning you from our site.
ALL entries have a
“report this entry” link which can be used by anyone to report inappropriate
entries. All reports will be reviewed by an administrator and appropriate
action will be taken.
Preview your ad before submitted
Review and click
“post ad now”
It will now show that
your entry is under review.
you posted your first entry in the Adoption Registry Database. You can
post up to 5 entries by going to “my control panel” and clicking on