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A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Adoption.

Library Catalogs

Use the following library catalogs to search for books. 

Suggested Keywords

Try these keywords when searching for information about your topic. 

  • Adoptees
  • Adopted children
  • Adoption
  • Adoptive parents
  • Birthparents
  • Child welfare
  • Closed adoption
  • Family preservation
  • Foster care
  • International adoption
  • Open adoption
  • Parental rights