Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America

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Basic Books, Oct 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 259 pages
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Adoption, once a clandestine process shrouded in shame, is rapidly evolving into a radical new form that is both sweeping the nation and changing it. It is accelerating our transformation into a more multicultural and multiethnic country, even as it helps redefine our understanding of "family." But negative stereotypes still remain, and new problems-mostly stemming from the corrosive influence of money-are becoming pervasive.Adoption Nation provides valuable insight into the pleasures and perils of adoption, while laying out the ways in which policymakers should revise our laws to improve the process, stop treating members of the "adoption triad" as second-class citizens, and remove the obstacles that keep the children who most need permanent homes from getting them. Filled with up-to-the-minute information and a wealth of dramatic real-life stories, Adoption Nation is essential reading for adoptive families, for anyone contemplating adopting a child, and for everyone touched by this extraordinary cultural transformation.

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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

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User Review  - Amy Kannel - Goodreads

Pertman really burst my bubble in terms of the romanticized, idealistic view of adoption I've had. He challenged my thinking on open adoption and left me, sadly, feeling less eager to adopt. I'd really like to spend some time processing this with adoptive parents for a balanced perspective. Read full review


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