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Family is Pam Slaton's passion—whether it's her own or someone else's. By day, she's a wife and the mother of two teenage boys. By night, she's a genealogist who specializes in locating missing family, friends and loved ones. In 2006, she famously helped RunDMC's Darryl McDaniels find his birth mother. "It's extremely rewarding to be able to make a phone call and tell someone that their search is over".

Reconnecting lost loved ones isn't just work for Pam—it's personal. She started her business after the search for her own birth mother ended badly. "I loved my family, [but] I think there's a big misconception that people search because they're lacking something," she says. "I don't understand why people don't understand that basic need to know who gave you life."

Series Based on my life and search experience
2011 - Untitled Project on CBS; an original television series in development based on Pam Slaton’s life as a girl from Queens, NY whose passion is to reunite people. The story focuses on an Erin Brockovich-type woman from Queens who searches for her own identity while reuniting others.

Host/Investigative Genealogist
2011 - Searching for ... on OWN; Starred in a ten episode documentary series that aired as part of the 2011 launch season. Searching for… follows the real-life work of Pam Slaton, an investigative genealogist, stay-at-home mom and real New Jersey housewife.

Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - Reunited by Pamela Slaton. Currently in production with St. Martin's Press. The book takes readers on a fantastic journey that recounts Pam's remarkable adoption search, the lessons she learned and some of her most intense stories of searching for the lost.

Television Appearances  

Oprah Winfrey Show on NBC

Pam provided expertise and facilitated an on-camera reunion for a woman who was searching for the birth daughter that she gave up for adoption 42 years earlier in New York.


Nightline on ABC

Expert investigation in assisting a young woman in her search for the birth mother whom she had never met. 


VH1 - My Adoption Journey

Emmy award-winning documentary that chronicled the story of Darry McDaniels, of the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC, as he searched for his birth mother.


The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet on FOX

Pam investigates a young woman in her search for the birth mother whom she had never met.


60 Minutes on CBS

Story of twins separated at birth as part of a "natural

lab experiment" conducted by their adoption agency.


Writer and Featured Searcher

Where Did You Sleep Last Night? by bestselling author Danzy Senna. Farrar, Strausand Giroux, 2009.

Identical Strangers by Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007.

My Mothers, Myself by Colleen Van Tassel, 1998.

In Adoptee’s Search for Roots, Loss and Gain Collide,” by Sarah Kershaw. New York Times, 2008.
"Mother and Father”: At 30, Carla Latty learned she was adopted. Now she's trying to unravel a bigger secret," by Irene Sege. Boston Globe, 2006
Truth's Painful Possibilities,” by Ed Lowe, Newsday, 1999. Pam’s personal story of search and reunion.

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