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<p>Adoption Nation: Revised and Updated</p>

Adoption Nation: Revised and Updated

Adam Pertman

The head of the Adoption Institute picks up where he left off, in this update of his classic,... read full review

Adoption in America: Historical Perspectives

Adoption in America: Historical Perspectives

E. Wayne Carp

This collection of essays showcases the wide-ranging scholarship underway on the history of adoption. Well-written and accessible, the... read full review

Cross-Cultural Adoption

Cross-Cultural Adoption

Amy Coughlin and Caryn Abramowitz

Written by two adoptive moms (with a foreword by Rocky Bleier, a former pro football player and the... read full review

Families by Law: An Adoption Reader

Families by Law: An Adoption Reader

Here's an adoption anthology with a twist-a legal one. Families by Law is a collection of essays and... read full review

Nobody’s Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative

Nobody’s Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative

Elizabeth Bartholet

Foster care in this country is rife with complexities that defy simple solutions. Children who enter foster care... read full review

Strangers and Kin: The American Way of Adoption

Strangers and Kin: The American Way of Adoption

Barbara Melosh

How has our understanding of adoption changed over the last century? In what respects do we raise our... read full review

The Baby Business

The Baby Business

Deborah L. Spar

Three pages into The Baby Business, author Debora Spar informs you that “when parents buy eggs or sperm;... read full review

The Girls Who Went Away

The Girls Who Went Away

Ann Fessler

Ann Fessler creates a compelling narrative by giving voice to women who were silenced by their families, friends,... read full review

The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

Nina Bernstein

Nina Bernstein’s The Lost Children of Wilder is a rich history of New York's foster care system. It... read full review

Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China

Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China

The questions that linger in the mind of most any adopted child are "Why?" "Why couldn't they keep... read full review

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