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One of the toughest brick walls you may come across in your genealogy research is an adoption. Whether you are looking for your birth parents or are looking for a child you gave up for adoption, or are working on filling in your family tree, we aim to give you the resources needed to make your search successful.
International Adoption Resources:
- Adoption Registry Connect - is a worldwide adoptee and birth parent search registry designed to reunite adoptees with their birth parents and siblings.
- BirthQuest - is an international organization dedicated to searching adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents and siblings.
Nationwide Adoption Resources:
- Child Welfare Information Gateway - Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care. Includes information for prospective and adoptive parents; information about searching for birth relatives; and resources for professionals on recruiting adoptive families, preparing children and youth, supporting birth parents, and providing postadoption services.
- Adoption Free Search - Emergency Medical Locators for Adoptees (EMLA) is a nonprofit organization that conducts free biological searches for those who are in critical need of their family medical histories in times of life-threatening medical crisis.
- Jewish Orphanages in the United States - Many cities in the United States had Jewish Orphanages. Information on many of these Orphanages are contained in ARCHIVES at universities and historical societies. An attempt is being made to locate as many as can be found and as more information is collected, it will be added to this page. Known US cities with Jewish Orphanages are listed here, with as much information that has thus been accessed.
- National Adoption Information Clearinghouse - (NAIC) is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption. NAIC connects professionals, parents, and concerned citizens to practical, timely and essential information on programs, research, legislation, and statistics regarding domestic and intercountry adoption. The Clearinghouse is a service of the Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Orphans' Home Website - Transcriptions of orphan, adoptee, and foster children listings in orphanages, homes, and poorhouses from U.S.-Canadian censuses and other records.
- The Adoption Specialist - Specializing in adoption search and reunion for birthmothers, adoptees, birth families, and siblings.
- Connecticut Department of Children and Families - Adult adoption search