The Stork Market: America's Multi-billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry

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The Stork Market, 2007 - Adoption - 260 pages
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An in-depth examination of the corruption in the adoption industry; the fine line between black and gray market adoption; scams, coercion and exploitation; international adoption; foster care. Foreword by Evelyn Robinson, author, MA, Dip Ed, BSW. Myths that prevail in adoption primarily to replicate motherhood are examined. Myriad of adoption experts are interviewed and quoted throughout who agree that adoption has changed from being child-centered and altruistic social arrangement to one of finding solutions for the medical problem of infertility, putting the needs of adults, and those who profit from their desperation, before the needs of children who need homes. The conclusion asks if adoption can be fixed - the money aspect removed and government controls and regulations put in place - or abolished in favor of permanent guardianship, or informal adoption that does not involve the issuance of a falsified birth certificate present in current adoption to fortify myths of replicating creation. 284 pages 300 footnotes and indexed.

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Contents

Past Present
1
Motherhood Myths Metaphors
17
Relating Respectfully
49
International Intrigue
79
Dodging Danger
105
Open Shut
125
Father Factor
151
Preserving Parenthood
163
Adopting Alternatives
197
Conclusion
209
State Laws Regulating Adoption
221
INDEX 255
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