Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families-- and America

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Harvard Common Press, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 333 pages
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With compassion for adopted individuals and adoptive and birth parents alike, Adam Pertman explores the history and human impact of adoption, explodes the corrosive myths surrounding it, and tells compelling stories about its participants as they grapple with issues relating to race, identity, equality, discrimination, personal history, and connections with all their families. For the first edition of this groundbreaking examination of adoption and its impact on us all, Pertman won awards from many organizations, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, the Dave Thomas Center for Adoption Law, the American Adoption Congress, the Century Foundation, Holt International, and the U.S. Congress. In this updated edition, Pertman reveals how changing attitudes and laws are transforming adoption-and thereby American society-in the twenty-first century. Book jacket.

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Review: Adoption Nation How The Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America

User Review  - Lori Gertz - Goodreads

Adam Pertman, head of the Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute writes a comprehensive overview on adoption in the United States. Updated recently, the book documents the history of adoption over the ... Read full review

Review: Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families -- and America

User Review  - Andrew Wolgemuth - Goodreads

A good overview of the dramatic developments that are happening with American adoption...without any shying away from the tough stuff (fraud, profiteers, etc). Pertman's calls for more openness (as ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Adam Pertman writes on family and children's issues for the Boston Globe. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on adoption and has been awarded the Century Foundation's Leonard Silk Journalism Fellowship, the Year 2000 Media Award for exceptional dedication and commitment to children, and was honored by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for Adoption Nation. He and his wife live with their two adopted children in Newton, Massachusetts.

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