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Local Minnesota Resources

Questions about how to search including national and local resources?   Email  or call 612-861-7115.


CHLSS-Birth Parent & Adopted Adult Support Group, now offered virtually

Group purpose and mission:
~Attendees are birth parents and adopted adults who are not related.
~Attendees are considering search and reunion, are in reunion or  post reunion.
~Attendees may attend regardless of adoption agency used, domestic & international.
~Attendees are seeking a support group to meet other adoptees and birth parents who are supportive of one another and willing to share their reunion journey, including their successes, disappointments and joys.

When: Third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (with summer recess June-August).
Contact: Betsy Trondson to request the link to join.
For more information:

Concerned United Birthparents

Concerned United Birthparents, a monthly support group for birth family members and adult adoptees
When: First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Where: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, SLP, 55416 in the Gallery Room
For more information or call Erin Merrigan 612-298-9369 &

Montevideo Adult Adoptee Support Group

Montevideo Adult Adoptee Support Group, a monthly support group
Where: Montevideo Public Library
Contact: Carleen Helgeson at 320-226-5793

Reuniting Minnesota

Reuniting Minnesota, an interactive e-mail group providing support, advice and, in situations where adoptees no longer live in Minnesota or near the area of their birth or adoption, assistance to adoptees in searching for birth family

National Resources

Adoptees’ Liberty Movement Association
(The ALMA Society)

Adoptees’ Liberty Movement Association (The ALMA Society), a membership organization and adoption reunion registry. ALMA advocates for the right of adopted person to know the truth of their origin.

American Adoption Congress (AAC)

American Adoption Congress (AAC), is an international network of individuals and organizations committed to honesty and openness in adoption and to reforms that protect all of those involved from abuse or exploitation. Membership is open to adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, professionals, and all others who share a commitment to the AAC’s goals. AAC is not a search organization, but they provide referrals to search and support groups. For more information, please visit

InKAS, International Korean Adoptee Services, Inc
(website is in Korean)

InKAS, International Korean Adoptee Services, Inc (website is in Korean), provides the following services: 1) Helps adoptees to find their origins 2) Assists adoptees and their family when visiting Korea and 3) Family Exchange Program. For more information, please visit or email at

International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR)

International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR), is a nonprofit, humanitarian agency which serves and promotes, through the reunion registry, the interest of adults desiring and seeking a reunion with next-of-kin by birth. The Registry serves the needs of birth family members who have been separated by adoption, divorce, foster care, institutional care or abandonment. ISRR is not affiliated with any registry or other organization and is the largest free search registry in the world. For more information , please visit or call 775-882-7755.

Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network

Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN), facilitates dialogue, promotes resource sharing, and disseminates information. KAAN works with its members, the Korean American community, the Korean government to promote awareness of Korean adoption issues and develops programs that will benefit both the adoption and Korean communities. For more information, please visit or call 916-933-1447.

Every effort is made to assure accuracy in the listing of support groups and resources. Those wishing to attend support groups should contact the agency, county or sponsoring organizations before attending.

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