Adoption Toolkit
8/7/2014
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, Identity and Kinship: the Debate Over Sealed Birth Records by Katarina Wegar (Yale University Press)

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

Everything You Need To Know About Being Adopted by Laura Kaminker (Rosen Publishing Group)

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

The Family of Adoption by Joyce Maguire Pavao (Beacon Press)
 
The Legal Adoption Guide: Safely Navigating the System by Colleen Alexander-Roberts (Taylor Publishing)
 
Little Strangers: Portrayals of Adoption and Foster Care in America, 1850-1929 by Claudia Nelson (Indiana University Press)
 
Locating Lost Family Members and Friends by Kathleen W. Hinckley (Betterway Books)
 
Where Are My Birth Parents: A Guide For Teenage Adoptees by Karen Gravelle (Walker and Co.)
 
Organizations

BigHugs.com 2503 DelPrado Blvd., Cape Coral. FL 33904, (800) BIG-HUGS, <www.bighugs.com>

International Soundex Reunion Registry P.O. Box 2312, Carson City, NV, (775) 882-7755

Adoption Connection 1349 E. Mariposa Ave., Salt Lake City, UT, (801) 278-4858  

From the February 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine
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