About this site
This is a blog in support of the work done by the American Red Cross Restoring Family Links program. This is a personal blog, so all opinions are my own. Entries may contain information about events that support the Restoring Family Links Program, as well as links to stories or information relevant to people who might seek to reconnect to their families.
About the Restoring Family Links Program
The chaos and confusion of war, disaster and migration can separate families when they need each other most. When this happens, the Red Cross joins the search across international borders, offering a unique service that reconnects families.
Understanding that the pain of separation is enormous when you do not know if your loved ones are alive or suffering, the American Red Cross can help, from delivering a simple message like “I am alive” to facilitating the incredible reunions of Holocaust survivors. The American Red Cross Restoring Family Links services have brought comfort to thousands of families.
American Red Cross caseworkers around the U.S. help families locate missing relatives by working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations in nearly every country around the world. Annually the American Red Cross assists more than 5,000 families trying to reconnect with their loved ones in the U.S. and around the world.
The Restoring Family Links program also now has a Public Web Inquiry Form. Through this form, anyone with a question about the Restoring Family Links program or about opening a tracing case can fill out the form and submit it. A representative of the RFL program will then be in contact with either information about how they can open a case if their inquiry meets our requirements, or with referral information for who they can contact to help them.