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r/Adoption welcomes all members of the adoption triad: adoptive families, birth families, and adoptees.
If you are:
considering adopting a child
considering surrendering a child
searching for your biological family
seeking a copy of your original birth certificate
involved in access-to-records activism
struggling with issues related to being a transracial or transnational adoptee
affected by any adoption-related issue
...r/Adoption is a great place to share news stories, self-posts, and support.
Fundraising posts are permitted ONLY for adoption- and foster-care-related causes. Fundraisers for individuals will be deleted.
Consider reddit's policy on posting personal information when posting about seeking your biological family.
URL shorteners are forbidden.
Please no links to spammy websites.
Please do not post profiles for potential adoptive parents or solicit children from parents who are considering placing. There is a special sub for profiles, /r/ParentProfiles.
While we accept blog posts, they do not tend to generate discussion here so in general we discourage them. If you feel strongly that a blog post will be particularly interesting to the community, please create a new text post with either the blog text or a summary explaining why it's worthwhile and a link to the blog. Blog posts that do not follow these guidelines will be removed.
This community welcomes all points of view. Personal attacks and abusive language will be removed and the offending users may be banned.
Search Squad - Help finding biological relatives
Facts About the Impact of Adoption on Adopted Persons - From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Child Welfare Information Gateway
An Introduction to Searching for Your Birth Relatives - PDF - A PDF document produced by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Child Welfare Information Gateway
National Adoption Center - U.S.-based NGO that focuses on children in foster care
American Adoption Congress - adoption reform organization
Bastard Nation - organization advocating for equal rights for adult adoptees
Mutual-Consent Adoption Reunion Registries:
International Soundex Reunion Registry - free, US & International, large and active since 1975
AICAN - Australian Intercountry Adoption Network - has a worldwide search registry
Canadian Adoptees Registry - searchable registry for Canadian adoptees
FindMyFamily.org - U.S. reunion registry, free
The Worldwide Adoption Reunion Site - free registration, some features require subscription