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For adoptive families, birth families, adoptees, current and former foster youth, and other interested individuals to share stories, support each other, and discuss adoption-related news.#### Description For adoptive families, birth families, adoptees, current and former foster youth, and other interested individuals to share stories, support each other, and discuss adoption-related news.

r/Adoption Guidelines:

  1. 🚨Soliciting babies from women considering adoption is absolutely forbidden. You will be immediately banned. Please report anyone who does so via PM.🚨

  2. Consider reddit's policy on posting personal information when posting about seeking your biological family.

  3. Please do not make inflammatory or drama-baiting posts.

  4. If you wish to share a link, please start the discussion. Links without an OP comment will be deleted.

  5. Do not post profiles for potential adoptive parents.

  6. Posts by adults or minors looking to be adopted will be removed. It is not safe to look for a family through an anonymous forum.

  7. Personal attacks and abusive language will be removed and the offending users may be banned.

  8. Soliciting our users for data or information for research and projects is not permitted.

  9. Fundraisers of any kind are not permitted.

  10. While providing information about how to evaluate an agency is allowed, recommending or discussing specific agencies is not permitted.

  11. Media that contains images of minor children is not permitted.

  12. We do not allow self-promotion, including links to blogs/vlogs. If you have questions as to whether or not your post will be considered self-promotion please message the mod team via modmail before posting.

  13. No "Adoption 101" posts. Please read some introductory material on your own and then come back with more specific questions.

Ultimately our mods have final say and can exercise their best judgement at any time.

Helpful Links:

Search Squad - Help finding biological relatives

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Resources

Facts About the Impact of Adoption on Adopted Persons - From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Child Welfare Information Gateway

An Introduction to Searching for Your Birth Relatives - PDF - A PDF document produced by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Child Welfare Information Gateway

National Adoption Center - U.S.-based NGO that focuses on children in foster care

American Adoption Congress - adoption reform organization

Bastard Nation - organization advocating for equal rights for adult adoptees

Mutual-Consent Adoption Reunion Registries:

International Soundex Reunion Registry - free, US & International, large and active since 1975

AICAN - Australian Intercountry Adoption Network - has a worldwide search registry

California Adoption Reunion Registry - free

Canadian Adoptees Registry - searchable registry for Canadian adoptees

FindMyFamily.org - U.S. reunion registry, free

The Worldwide Adoption Reunion Site - free registration, some features require subscription

Other Reddits:

/r/Adoptees

/r/BirthParents

/r/AdoptiveParents

/r/KoreanAdoptee

/r/Adopted

/r/fosterit

/r/Parenting

/r/Babies

/r/TroubledTeens

/r/YouthRights

/r/Cryo_Kids

/r/AdoptionUK

The most common phrases the members use:

feel like
foster care
little sister
other than
good thing

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