Investigative Genealogist Pam Slaton is well known to TV audiences for her success in reuniting adoptees with their birth families. Pam Slaton's passion is family—whether it's her own or someone else's. Pam is a wife and mother of two sons. Her profession is to reunite families whether searching for a birth mother or searching for a birth father or trying to locate a birth child or a sibling search, Pam is a nationally recognized Investigative Genealogist and Adoption Search and Reunion Specialist who's expertise is locating missing family, friends and loved ones.
In 2006, Pam famously helped RunDMC's Darryl McDaniels in an Emmy-winning documentary "My Adoption Journey", in which McDaniel's conducted an on-camera search for 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."
Television Host/Investigative Genealogist
2016 - February - Rachel Ray Show - Daughter She Placed for Adoption 37 Years Ago
2014 - 2016 - ABC 20/20 - Four broadcasts including:
Man Abandoned as Baby in Manger Searches For Family: Part 1 | ABC News - January 2016
On the Search for Army Vet's Long-Lost Twin Kids: Part 2
2013 - Bethenny Show - A Woman's Emotional Reunion with Her Long-Lost Dad
2013 March - BRAVO TV Millionaire Matchmaker - Pam located the biological mother of Patti Stanger
2011 - Searching for ... on OWN - Oprah Winfrey Network; Starred in a 10-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.
2011 - ExtraTV with Mario Lopez - Lifechangers: Are You Searching For a Loved One?
Reunited: An Investigative Genealogist Unlocks Some of Life's Greatest Family Mysteries Spring 2012 - by Pamela Slaton. 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.
Where Did You Sleep Last Night? By best selling author Danzy Senna. Farrar, Strausand Giroux, 2009.
Identical Strangers, by Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007.
Oprah Winfrey Show on NBC - 2010 -
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.
The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet on FOX - 2008
Pam investigates a young woman in her search for the birth mother whom she had never met.
Nightline on ABC - 2008
Expert investigation in assisting a young woman in her search for the birth mother whom she had never met.
VH1 - My Adoption Journey - 2006
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.
CBS 60 Minutes 2006
The Story of twins separated at birth as part of a "natural lab experiment" conducted by their adoption agency.
Gayle King Show
"Overcoming Rejection from your Biological Family" Promotion for Searching For...
PRESS: Writer and Featured Searcher
NY Post: A Mother's Joy - May 2012
Daily News: Pam Slaton helps families reunite in new OWN show 'Searching for...'; draws from personal experience - February 2011
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