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Adoption Research: More

Collections Outside of MNHS

University of Minnesota Social History Welfare Archives
The Social History Welfare Archives contain much information about adoption in Minnesota including: 

Children's Home Society of Minnesota records
Minutes, planning documents, publications, and organizational histories of the Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, founded in 1889. Board retreats, long-range planning, licensing, annual meetings, fund-raising and property acquisitions are also documented. Also includes the quarterly publication, The  Minnesota Children's Home Finder, dating from 1899-1971.

Collection contains material relating to adoption.

International Soundex Reunion Registry
The International Soundex Reunion Registry is a non-profit, tax exempt, charitable organization founded in 1975. ISRR is a mutual consent reunion registry for persons desiring a reunion with next-of-kin. This agency serves family members who have been separated from each other by adoption, divorce, foster care, institutional care, abandonment, crisis, etc.

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Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Currently open by appointment only.