Adoption Toolkit
3/30/2010
Resources for genealogical research of adoptions.

Web Sites

The Adoption History Project

<darkwing.uoregon.edu/~adoption>

All About Adoption Research

<genealogy.com/genealogy/69_taylor.html>

Court Records: Finding Your Ancestors

<genealogy.com/47_neill.html>

Cyndi's List

<cyndislist.com>: See the Adoption and Orphans categories.

The History of Adoption

<researchetcinc.com/history.html>

Legends and Legacies: Orphanages

<www.legends.ca/orphanages/orphanages.html>

Olive Tree Genealogy: Orphans Records

<rootsweb.com/~ote/orphans>

Orphan Train Heritage Society of America

<www.orphantrainriders.com>

Orphanages: An American Local History Network Project

<www.alhn.org/~ahtopabp/orphanages/stories.html>

Books

Adoption Agencies, Orphanages, and Maternity Homes: An Historical Directory by Reg Niles (Phileas Deigh Corp.)

Adoption in America: Historical Perspectives edited by E. Wayne Carp (University of Michigan Press)

Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History of Adoption by E. Wayne Carp (Harvard University Press)

Little Strangers: Portrayals of Adoption and Foster Care in America, 1850-1929 by Claudia Nelson (Indiana University Press)
 
From the February 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine