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

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Harvard Common Press, Mar 17, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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.

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

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In an updated edition, journalist turned adoption advocate Pertman presents a modern take on adoption and how it's changing American families.Consider Kelly, a 6-year-old girl who was given up by her ... Read full review

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Title pretty much says it all. Gives a history of how adoption has progressed in our country. It is a good book to read if you are adopting - but check it out of the library, don't buy it. Read full review

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