Adoption Nation

Adoption Nation

How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming Our Families -- And America

By Adam Pertman

Harvard Common Press, Paperback, 9781558327160, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2011

Description
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.