Family Bonds: Adoption and the Politics of Parenting

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jul 1, 1994 - Social Science - 276 pages
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Now in paperback--the definitive book on infertility, adoption, and the new reproductive technologies, by the nation's leading expert on adoption and related parenting issues. In this passionate book, Professor Bartholet questions current thinking about parenting and challenges the legal system, the bureaucracies, and the social attitudes which hinder the adoption process.

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FAMILY BONDS: Adoption and the Politics of Parenting

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A seminal volume on the worldwide mindset that allows orphaned or unwanted children to waste away in institutions while childless adults struggle to breach the barriers that keep them from building ... Read full review

Family bonds: adoption and the politics of parenting

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Bartholet, a single mother and Harvard Law School professor, journeyed to Peru in 1985 to adopt a child. In this account, she argues that the whole adoption business is antichild, antifamily, and ... Read full review


Becoming an Adoptive Parent
The Biologic Bias
Tales of Loss and Visions of Connection

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Elizabeth Bartholet, author of Family Bonds (Beacon / 2803-7 / $17.00 pb), has been a professor at Harvard Law School since 1977. She writes, lectures, and consults widely on issues involving child welfare, adoption, and reproductive technology. The mother of three boys, two of them adopted from Peru, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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