VOLUME 1 - In 1978 this was the first book to explain how an adoptee can search for her birth mother. The book was out of print from 1980 to 2012. This 2nd edition increased the page quantity from 99 to 940. Volume 1 begins with Questions and Answers (which explore the adoptee’s situation and her search for her birth parents). It continues with geographic coverage of U.S. states A-M plus Canada and 5 other countries.
VOLUME 2 continues the geographic coverage of U.S. states---from Missouri to Wyoming. Plus 9 Canadian provinces plus Puerto Rico plus one foreign country---Vietnam. Volume 2 concludes with a directory of national organizations, a bibliography, and an index to the 2,473 personal names mentioned in the text.