There are lots of resources on the internet.  The following information will get you started.

Adoption Support Groups and Search Resources

Free International Soundex Reunion Registry –
Search Finders of California –
Salvation Army Booth Babies info
Family History Centers –
Public Records Locator –

Births, deaths and marriage records –
Links for state and county records –

For siblings from donor insemination –

Organizations that Support Openness and Honesty in Adoption

Bastard Nation –
Concerned United Birthparents –
Post Adoption Center for Education & Research –
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute –
Child Welfare League of American –
American Adoption Congress –
Ethica, a Voice for Ethical Adoption –
Filipino Adoptees Network (FAN) –
Adoptee advocacy organization in France –
Canadian Council of Natural Mothers –
Vietnamese Adoptee Network –
Origins USA –
Adoption Crossroads –


Adoption History Project
Bastardette Blogspot
William Gage’s extensive directory of adoption related literature –
Birthmother Research Project –
Vietnam Babylift adoptees –
Wake up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race before Roe v. Wade and Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion  by Rickie Solinger 


Shea’s Search Series – A Definitive Guide to Self-Empowered Adoptee Search
Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Adoption by Mirah Riben
A Birthmother’s View of Adoption: Suggestions for Reform by Heather Lowe
A Ghost At Heart’s Edge
 by Susan Ito and Tina Cervin
Chasing Away the Shadows; An Adoptee’s Journey to Motherhood by Zara Phillips
Alison Larkin, adoptee and performer –
Adoption Wisdom by Marlou Russell, PhD
The Family of Adoption by Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao
The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child and Coming Home to Self
by Nancy Verrier
Lifelong Issues in Adoption – The 7 Core Issues by Deborah N. Silverstein and 
Sharon Kaplan
The Other Mother by Carol Schaefer
Talking to Your Adopted Adolescent About Adoption by Randolph W. Severson
Fumbling Toward Divinity: The Adoption Scriptures by Craig Hickman
Adoption Nation by Adam Pertman
Growing in the Dark by Janine Baer
Burning of the Marriage Hat by Margaret Benshoff-Holler
Adoption Healing: A Path to Recovery for Adoptees by Joe Soll
A Passage to the Heart: Writings from Families with Children from China by Amy Klatzkin

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