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Black Market Adoption and the Sale of Children

Black Market Adoption and the Sale of Children

by Elaine Landau

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-12-- Stringent criteria of traditional adoption agencies, coupled with long waiting periods, nurture both the independent or gray market adoption agencies as well as the black market channel. Landau clearly delineates the victimization of all parties: the unwed mother convinced that adoptive parents can give her child untold advantages, the prospective parents from whom large sums of money are exacted, and the children who are placed without regard for their welfare. Judicious use of relevant case histories along with black-and-white photographs illustrate each of these scenarios in the U. S. and in foreign countries. Exploration of the emotional and legal ramifications of surrogate motherhood completes this study of shoddy entrepreneurs who seek to succeed at the expense of others. Footnotes and the accompanying bibliography make this title a useful resource for reports. It should also be required reading for pregnant teenagers who must decide the fate of their unborn children. --Nancy E. Curran, formerly at Charleston Junior High School , IL

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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An Impact Book
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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