Adoption Toolkit
Resources for genealogical research of adoptions.

Web Sites

The Adoption History Project


All About Adoption Research


Court Records: Finding Your Ancestors


Cyndi's List

<>: See the Adoption and Orphans categories.

The History of Adoption


Legends and Legacies: Orphanages


Olive Tree Genealogy: Orphans Records


Orphan Train Heritage Society of America


Orphanages: An American Local History Network Project



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
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