Learn about the roots of orphanages abroad, the history of caring for orphans in America, and the institutions involved. Covers the progression of adoptees' rights after a period of terrible abuses. Gives suggestions about where to look for the records you need.
Debra Renard is a specialist in genetic genealogy for Legacy Tree Genealogists. She loves sharing that expertise with others, frequently speaking at the local, regional and national levels on the topic. Being a native of Ohio, as were many generations of her ancestors, Debra particularly enjoys research related to the Midwestern region. She also co-leads a DNA Special Interest Group in Louisville, KY, where she now lives. She is especially passionate about helping those with unknown birth family find their roots.