Web Links

Government Registry Websites

 

USA:  http://www.americanadoptioncongress.org/state.php – which US states have open records

Search and Support

Adoption Healing (Joe Soll’s site): http://www.adoptionhealing.com/
Adoption Support Kinship (ASK) – Toronto, Ontario:  http://www.askaboutreunion.org

Asian Adult Adoptees of BC https://www.facebook.com/groups/243207382743852/

Canadian Adoptees Registry: http://www.canadianadopteesregistry.org/ (ceased operation s Dec 2016)
Canadian Council of Natural Mothers:  http://www.ccnm-mothers.ca
Government of B.C. Self Directed Search and Reunion Information: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/adoption/reunion/docs/Self_directed_search.pdf
International Adoptees Congress: http://www.internationaladopteecongress.org/
International Soundex Reunion Registry: http://www.isrr.net
LINKS Adoption Support Group: http://members.shaw.ca/linksadoptionsupport
Mouvement Retrouvailles (Quebec): http://www.mouvement-retrouvailles.qc.ca/eng/
Parent Finders: http://www.parentfindersottawa.ca

 DNA Resources

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DNADetectives/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AncestryGEDmatchFTDNA23andMeGenealogyDNA/  Read the group guidelines and files with “how to” instructions

www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com for articles written for the non-scientist.  CeCe Moore professional genetic genealogist yourgeneticgenealogist@gmail.com

If you are ordering a test, consider going through Ce Ce’s site, she gets a small commission to offset her volunteer work.  http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/p/affiliate-links.html

Search for short video on YouTube “ADOPTEES RECOVERING THEIR HERITAGE THROUGH DNA TESTING”

Counsellors

The following counsellors in British Columbia, Canada have indicated that they are familiar with adoption issues. This list is provided for your information only and the Forget Me Not Family Society does not accept responsibility for results of using these services.

Heather Carlini, The Carlini Institute for Therapy, Research and Transpersonal Education
Victoria, B.C. Canada: http://www.carliniinstitute.com  Alternative therapies

Betty Conroy, Certified Counsellor, BC, Canada: http://bettyconroy.com/

Christine Lachaine Gatzke M.Ed : http://www.clc-apathtohealing.ca/  Optional telephonic, Skype and email counselling.

Patricia Roles, Vancouver, BC, Canada: http://www.e-mailtherapy.com/   Optional online counselling via Skype.

http://www.ltlc.bc.ca/index.htm

 

Websites of Interest

Adoptees Association: http://www.adopteesassociation.ca

Adoption Forums: http://forums.adoption.com/

American Adoption Congress: http://www.americanadoptioncongress.org/

Bastard Nation: http://www.bastards.org/

FMN Society Yahoo Group: http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/forgetornot2003/

Search & Reunion Etiquette, by Monica Byrne:  https://parentfindersottawa.ca/etiquette8.pdf

Adoptee Searcher’s Handbook: http://web.archive.org/web/20030801095117/www.ouareau.com/adoptee/

Videos

The 40 Year Secret – trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UayZxOnuNis 

AAC video: Adoption & Truth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDX9LBTPs2o

AAC video: Birth Mothers Never Forget http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNkA6yoKzH0

A Girl Like Her – trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArcGxUr4XEI