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Adoption Registries

An adoption registry is a system for matching persons who desire contact with their birth relatives.

Birth Parent and Adopting Family Registries

If your state has a registry, it may be found under the adoption laws of your state.  The registry is for any adoptee who is 18 years of age or older, birth parents, siblings and birth relatives, and adoptive parents of an adopted child who are still under the age of 18. 

To find the adoption registry in your state you may also want to contact you state child adoption specialist or your state child welfare agency.  You may also want to type "Adoption Registry for ----(the state where you were born or gave birth)" into your search engine.  It may also help you to check out the link Birth Parent and Adopting Family Registry and the links below.

AdopteeSearchInfo has information about all 50 states, lists of mailing lists and registries, and many links to other sites where you can also get help.

AdoptionSearchReunion website is about searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK.

Additional Information

Another site, AmericanAdoptionCongress.org, may be of interest.   For a comprehensive site on all adoption related laws visit Adoption Laws.  For general pregnancy, health and development issues in children, please visit Children and Pregnancy.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Montana
 Alaska  Nebraska
 Arizona  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 California  New Jersey
 Colorado  New Mexico
 Connecticut  New York
 Delaware  North Carolina
 Florida  North Dakota
 Georgia  Ohio
 Hawaii  Oklahoma
 Idaho  Oregon
 Illinois  Pennsylvania
 Indiana  Rhode Island
 Iowa  South Carolina
 Kansas  South Dakota
 Kentucky  Tennessee
 Louisiana  Texas
 Maine  Utah
 Maryland  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming
 More Adoption Help
 Pregnancy  Placing a child for adoption
 Parenting  Adopting a child

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