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Finding information about adoptions can be one of the more challenging research tasks due to limited information and Minnesota Laws concerning adoption.  If the adoption occurred 100 years ago or earlier, the information is public; if the adoption occurred less than 100 years ago the records may be restricted.

Adoption resources housed in the Minnesota Historical Society collections include: 


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