The Adoption Searchbook by Mary Jo Rillera.
Westminster, Calif. : Triadoption Publications, 1991, c1981.
A how-to book to guide adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents and siblings to find family members, documents and information.
MNHS Call Number: Reading Room HV875 .R55 1991
Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Adoptive Parents, by Jean A.S. Strauss.
New York: Penguin Books, 1994.
Maps out a step-by-step process that will guide a researcher through an adoption search. Includes reference sources and true stories.
MNHS Call Number: HV874.82.S77 A3 1994
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v Wade, by Ann Fessler.
New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
The history of the 1.5 million women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that de-criminalized abortion.
MNHS Call Number: HV875.55 .F465 2006
Minnesota Adoption Stories
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