Resources

      

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 – http://www.isrr.org
Search Finders of California – http://www.searchfindersofcalifornia.com
Salvation Army Booth Babies info
 – https://westernusa.salvationarmy.org/missing_persons_us_west/booth-records-maternity-home-and-hospital-records/
Family History Centers – http://www.genhomepage.com/FHC/fhc.html
Public Records Locator – http://www.searchsystems.net

Births, deaths and marriage records – http://vitalrec.com
Links for state and county records – http://www.netronline.com/public_records.htm

For siblings from donor insemination – https://www.donorsiblingregistry.com

Organizations that Support Openness and Honesty in Adoption

Bastard Nation – http://www.bastards.org
Concerned United Birthparents – http://www.cubirthparents.org
Post Adoption Center for Education & Research – http://www.pacer-adoption.org
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute – http://www.adoptioninstitute.org
Child Welfare League of American – http://www.cwla.org
American Adoption Congress – http://www.americanadoptioncongress.org
Ethica, a Voice for Ethical Adoption –http://www.ethicanet.org
Filipino Adoptees Network (FAN) – http://www.filipino-adoptees-network.org
Adoptee advocacy organization in France – http://www.x-en-colere.org
Canadian Council of Natural Mothers – http://nebula.on.ca/canbmothers
Vietnamese Adoptee Network – http://www.van-online.org
Origins USA – http://www.geocities.com/inquiry_usa
Adoption Crossroads – http://www.adoptioncrossroads.org

Research

Adoption History Project http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~adoption
Bastardette Blogspot http://www.bastardette.blogspot.com
William Gage’s extensive directory of adoption related literature – http://members.aol.com/billgage/lit-list.htm
Birthmother Research Project – http://home.att.net/~judy.kelly/thesis.htm
Vietnam Babylift adoptees – http://www.vietnambabylift.org
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 

Books 

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 – http://www.alisonlarkin.com
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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