Features of this Site:

Includes information on adoption reform, reunion, search, support, and research sites.

· A Study on Reunions, "Adoption Reunion: Satisfaction and Success."
NEW! The results are posted.

· "Adoption Search: Before You Begin" If you lost someone to adoption read this booklet.

· The Facts Statistics on the effects of adoption on adoptees and birthmothers

· ANSRS, Inc Message Forum for Adoption Reform and Healing. A semi-private bulletin board.

· Ballot Measure 58 Allows adult adoptees their original birth certificate.

· "Which is Real"
or "Tell Me -- No More Secrets, No More Lies" Two poems about adoption loss.

· The Call What is it like to make that first phone call?

· Heather's Story A little bit about searching.

· "Adoption Reform: Why All the Fuss" If you are not affected by an adoption and just wondering about the reform movement, read this booklet.

· Just a Man Meeting your birthfather in prison. [Not here yet.]

· The Making of an Emotional Support Group A paper I wrote on how the ANSRS emotional support group evolved. [Not here yet.]

· "Adoption: Yes--But . . ." A mini-book now out of print.[Not here yet.]

Last reviewed/updated: April 26, 2000



Adoption Network for Search, Reunion and Support,Inc

       This site is intended for the adoptee, birthmother, birthfather, adoptive parent, and others affected by an adoption seeking healing.

       It includes links to an adoption reunion research project, a voters referendum on adoption, a story about the first phone call from an adoptee to a birthmother, an adoptee's search story, and poems. Much of the work is my own. It also includes other research material on adoption, and a complete mini-book for things to do and consider before beginning an adoption search.

       As you can tell from the some of the items on the left, there is still much work to be done. In addition to those things, I am planning on adding a few sites where people can receive adoption search assistance.

       I encourage you to join the discussion group on the ANSRS' Forum. This is a semi-private bulletin board on adoption issues affecting those considering an adoption search, searching, or are in an adoption reunion.

International Soundex Reunion Registry

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Oregon Special

This page is to help Oregon birthmothers and adoptees work with the new law allowing adoptees a copy of their original birth certificate, birthparents submitting a contact preference form and/or an updated medical history form.

Places of Interest

Links to other adoption support Web pages

Adoption Survivor's Reading List

A list of adoption books you can purchase online that I feel will be helpful to those considering an adoption search, involved in an adoption reunion, or any step along the way.

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Truth and History

       The law must be consonant with life. It cannot and should not ignore broad historical currents of history. Mankind is possessed of no greater urge than to try to understand the age-old questions: "Who am I?", and "Why am I?" Even now the sands and ashes of the continents are being sifted to find where we made our first steps as man. Religions of mankind often include ancestor worship in one way or another. For many the future is blind without sight of the past. Those emotions and anxieties that generate our thirst to know the past are not superficial and whimsical. They are real and they are "good cause" under the law of man and God.

By the Honorable Wade Weatherford, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge

Provided by Joe Soll of CERA, the Council for Equal Rights in Adoption, NYC

       ANSRS, Inc is not an active adoption support group at this time. This site is managed by one of the founders and leader of the group. Group activities were suspended when I returned to college a few years ago. However, I hope you find these pages useful to you and I will try to keep them up to date and adding new features.

       I continue to research post-adoption issues most particularly those dealing with reunion. Watch this site for the next major study to be started soon.



Ginni D Snodgrass,
Post-adoption Lay Counselor
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