Transracial, Transtribal, International or Transcultural Adoption or Fostering

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Includes abductees and captured people

Agbabi, Patience,  Åhlstad, Simon, Amo, Anton Wilhelm, Amonortais (under God's Wife), Andrews, Ben, Apess, William, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, Bálint, Lea, Batley, Robert Thompson (under Honorific Adoption), Bemo, John, Black, Pauline, Bonaly, Surya, Boone, Daniel (under Honorific Adoption), Brown, Mick, Burnum, Burnum, Caddell, James, Cain, Dean George Thomas, Caines, Michael, Canadian Native Children, Capitein, Jacobus, Captives, Carver, George Washington, Charbonneau, Jean Baptiste, Child Migrants, Chisholm, Colin, Choi Yong Sul, Clare, Monica, Clitus Niger, Cockenoe, Colden, Cadwallader, Coolidge, Sherman, Cugoano, Ottobah, Davidson, Tommy, Davis, John, Diamond, Jeff, Divine, David, Dodson, Michael, Dodson, Patrick, Douglass, Frederick, Duleep Singh (under India - Princely States: 5), Equiano, Olaudah, Estés, Clarissa Pinkola, Fashanu, John, Fashanu, Justinius Sonny, Fish, Laura, Fowler, Percy Leo, Frampton, Phil, Francisco, Peter, Fremstad, Olive, Goolagong-Cawley, Evonne Fay, Gorham, Clare, Griffis, Joseph, Gülnüs Ummetüllah, Hannibal, Abram Petrovich, Haynes, Lemuel, Head, Bessie, Honorific Adoption, Hoo-moo-thy-ah, Houston, Samuel, Jackson, Henry, Jagamarra, Malcolm, Janissaries, Jumping Bull, Kay, Jackie, Kinder der Landstraße, Kindertransport, Langston, John Mercer, Lee, George Patrick, Lehmann, Henry, Little Richard, Little Sun, Roy, Long Lance, Buffalo Child, Louganis, Gregory E., Mabon Mab Modron, March, Naomi (Nimmy), Mariner, William, Mason, Sophia Thomas, Masters, Tom, McRobbie, Narelle, Melville, Herman, Meyer, Julius, Minik, Mo Keen, Loki, Montezuma, Carlos, Morcom, Luke Sidney, Moriarty, John, Mortara, Edgardo, Moses, Nanbaree, Native American and Alaskan Native Children, Nazi Germany, O'Brien, Daniel Dion, O'Connell, James F., Omahuru, Ngatau, Pascale, Lorraine, Perrott, Caroline, Powell, Peter John, Quinn, Phil, Rabbit Boy, Radisson, Pierre-Esprit, Rajaram II Raje Bhonsle (under India - Princely States: 1), Richardson, Anna Ryder, Roach, Archie, Rosnes, Renee, Rowell, Victoria, Sainte-Marie, Buffy, Sancho, Ignatius, Schad, Brenda, Schweig, Eric, Scott, George, Seal, Shabbona, Shenandoah, Sherrin, Scott, Shin, Paull H., Sissay, Lemn, Slaves, Slocum, Frances, Smith, Venture, Stokes, Richard, Sudbury, Julia, Tall Mountain, Mary, Te Waharoa, Transportees, Tyson, Mike G., Valero, Helena, Vander-Kuyp, Kyle, Vanunu, Mordechai, Ward, Glenyse, Wark, Betty, Webster, Tumoana, Wheatley, Phillis, Whitbread, Fatima, Wiles, Terry, Wright, Allen, Ystumllyn, John,

Agbabi, Patience

Agbabi was born in London to Nigerian parents but fostered from birth by a white family, while maintaining frequent contact with her birth family. She was brought up in Sussex and North Wal... [more]

 Åhlstad, Simon

Åhlstad was born in India and adopted by a Swedish family in 1974. He suffered from polio as a child but has become a champion swimmer. In the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics he won the 200 mete... [more]

Amo, Anton Wilhelm

Amo was born on the Gold Coast (Ghana) about 1703 and taken to Amsterdam when he was about four. He was given to the Duke of Wolfenbüttel and baptised Anton Wilhelm. He was educated with su... [more]

Amonortais (under God's Wife)

Prior to the XXIst Dynasty of ancient Egypt the title God's Wife was given to Pharaoh's wife. During the XXIst Dynasty it was transferred to Pharaoh's daughter, who was consecrated as an ob... [more]

Andrews, Ben

Andrews was born in Yugoslavia and adopted by an American diplomatic family there. He became interested in the guitar as a child but did not become entirely focused on the instrument until ... [more]

Apess, William

Apess's parents were itinerant basket-makers and he lived as a young child mostly with his grandparents, who were very cruel to him. When his grandmother broke his arm he was rescued by an ... [more]

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

For several decades from the 1920s to the 1960s, the Australian government operated a deliberate policy of cultural genocide, taking young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fro... [more]

Bálint, Lea

Balint spent part of World War II living under an assumed name in a Polish convent in Brwinow, near Warsaw. Her parents placed her there when she was five and she emerged at the end of the ... [more]

Batley, Robert Thompson (under Honorific Adoption)

It is not unusual for adults to be adopted as honorary members of a family, clan or tribe. There are two main types. One is the publicity-stunt adoption of politicians, usually western l... [more]

Bemo, John

Bemo, born Talamasmico in or before 1825, was the nephew of the great Seminole Chief Osceola. When he was nine or 10 (in 1835) his father died after a drunken brawl in St. Augustine, Florid... [more]

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