Operation Babylift: Perspectives and Legacies

Adoption Museum Project co-curated this powerful project with the Presidio Trust. It explores Operation Babylift, a complex moment in adoption, U.S. and world history that resonates today. The project included a physical exhibition and public program series. The exhibition ran for nearly one year, from 4/16/15-4/3/16, at the Presidio Officer’s Club in San Francisco, California. It received over 33,000 visits and was nationally honored for excellence in label writing.

Adoption Museum Project and Presidio Trust

Operation Babylift: Perspectives and Legacies

“It made possible a new level of conversation for our entire family.”
– Shirley Keller, Operation Babylift volunteer

Overview »

Understand the project at a glance.


Inside The Gallery »

Look inside the exhibition gallery.


Reflection Cards »

Read visitor reflections of the exhibition.


Public Programs »

Learn about the public program series.


Creating with Community »

Meet our community contributors.


Background »

Review the project’s goals, guiding principles, development process and our partnership with the Presidio Trust.