Soll, Joe

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Soll is an adoptee, psychotherapist specializing in abuse- and adoption-related issues, director of the Council for Equal Rights in Adoption and of Adoption Crossroads (an organization for assisting the tracing and reunification of adoptees and birth families and supporting all people affected by adoption). He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs about adoption, an expert court witness and professional lecturer.

He has been a college teacher at Fordham University and wrote Adoption Healing: A Path to Recovery (2000).

He was bought by his parents on the black market from the Bessie Bernard operation in Brooklyn, and has been unable to trace his birth mother.


"Joe Soll, CSW, DAPA, DABFC." [Includes portrait]. Available at:
McGuire, Donna. "Tiffany Stasi Case a Doorway to World of Black-Market Adoptions," Kansas City Star, 9 September 2000. Also available at:,local/3774ab49.809,.html
"Brian Williams Discusses Hicks Black Market Babies and Interviews Bill Pierce and Joe Soll." Transcript of The News with Brian Williams, broadcast 9:00 PM, 17 June 1997, on NBC. Available at:
Miller, J.L. "Who Am I? Adoptees Ask," Durham News Journal[?], 24 August 2000. From "Black Market Adoptee's Registry." Available at:


20th Century
21st Century
Social Services and Social Sciences
Birth Identity Disputed or Deliberately Concealed
Formal, American/European-Type Adoption
Birth or Infancy
Birth Parent(s) Relinquished Child
Others ("Strangers")
Tracing Impossible or Birth Family Extinct
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