Adoptionland (Paperback)

From Orphans to Activists

By Vance Twins, Michael Allen Potter (Editor), Allen Vance (Editor)

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781500957940, 254pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2014

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Paperback (10/12/2018)

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Description

Ever wondered what adopted people are saying right now about adoption? This anthology begins with personal accounts and then shifts to a bird's eye view on adoption from domestic, intercountry and transracial adoptees who are now adoptee rights activists. Along with adopted people, this collection also includes the voices of mothers and a father from the Baby Scoop Era, a modern-day mother who almost lost her child to adoption, and ends with the experience of an adoption investigator from Against Child Trafficking. These stories are usually abandoned by the very industry that professes to work for the "best interest of children," "child protection," and for families. However, according to adopted people who were scattered across nations as children, these represent typical human rights issues that have been ignored for too long. For many years, adopted people have just dealt with such matters alone, not knowing that all of us-as a community-have a great deal in common.