The Adoption Articles Database was created to help people find old newspaper articles about adoption.

This site was created by Michelle Riess, an adoptee, to help others who are researching the history of adoption, former adoption practices & laws, and other adoption-related issues in the United States from the last century. Most of the articles that can be found on this site are from 1930-1999.

We sincerely hope that you will find this site useful. We are constantly adding new articles so please check back frequently, or subscribe to our site to receive notifications of new posts. Please also follow us on Facebook.