Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America

Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America

by Adam Pertman
     
 

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Adoption is both sweeping the nation and changing it, accelerating our transformation into a more multicultural and multiethnic country and helping to redefine our understanding of "family." Adoption Nation is essential reading for adoptive families, for anyone contemplating adopting a child, and for everyone touched by this extraordinary cultural transformation.

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Adoption is both sweeping the nation and changing it, accelerating our transformation into a more multicultural and multiethnic country and helping to redefine our understanding of "family." Adoption Nation is essential reading for adoptive families, for anyone contemplating adopting a child, and for everyone touched by this extraordinary cultural transformation.

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Adoption was once spoken of in whispers, viewed as a secret process to hide from society at large. But attitudes are changing, and in Adoption Nation, Adam Pertman, himself an adoptive father, explores the evolving culture of adoption and the ways it has been affected by factors such as the Internet and the increasing numbers of people opting for alternative lifestyles. Jane Nast, president of the American Adoption Congress, dubbed Adoption Nation "a remarkable book that I would like to put in the hands of everyone in the nation."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465056514
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.96(d)

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Meet the Author

Adam Pertman writes on family and children's issues for the Boston Globe. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on adoption and has been awarded the Century Foundation's Leonard Silk Journalism Fellowship, the Year 2000 Media Award for exceptional dedication and commitment to children, and was honored by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for Adoption Nation. He and his wife live with their two adopted children in Newton, Massachusetts.

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