Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America

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

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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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User Review  - autumnesf - LibraryThing

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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