Adoption, Identity, and Kinship: The Debate over Sealed Birth Records

Adoption, Identity, and Kinship: The Debate over Sealed Birth Records

by Katarina Wegar
     
 

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This thoughtful book offers a new perspective on adoption and the search debate. Sociologist Katarina Wegar shows that all those involved in the controversies over sealed adoption records--adoptees, birth parents, and adopting parents--are affected by persistent social beliefs that adopted children are somehow inferior to other children. She discusses how to stop

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This thoughtful book offers a new perspective on adoption and the search debate. Sociologist Katarina Wegar shows that all those involved in the controversies over sealed adoption records--adoptees, birth parents, and adopting parents--are affected by persistent social beliefs that adopted children are somehow inferior to other children. She discusses how to stop the perpetuation of such harmful images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300067590
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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