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Author : Merry Jones
ISBN : 9781504034081
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Birthmothers presents intimate and stirring accounts of more than seventy women who surrendered babies for adoption. It follows their lives long-term, from discovery of their pregnancies through the present, and identifies the Birthmother Syndrome—a pattern of behavior and emotions resulting from surrender. With heartwarming candor, Birthmothers reveals the stories of the invisible side of the adoption triangle, and touches everyone involved in adoption, as well as anyone interested in motherhood, family, and women in our society.

The Child Catchers

Author : Kathryn Joyce
ISBN : 9781586489434
Genre : Family & Relationships
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When Jessie Hawkins’ adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didn’t, at first, know what to think. She’d wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt. Instead, she felt like she’d done something wrong. Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a “win-win” compromise in the never-ending abortion debate. But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become even more entangled in the conservative Christian agenda. To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption is a new front in the culture wars: a test of “pro-life” bona fides, a way for born again Christians to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the “Great Commission” mandate to evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new “orphan theology,” urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these “orphans” may already have. Conservative evangelicals control much of that industry through an infrastructure of adoption agencies, ministries, political lobbying groups, and publicly-supported “crisis pregnancy centers,” which convince women not just to “choose life,” but to choose adoption. Overseas, conservative Christians preside over a spiraling boom-bust adoption market in countries where people are poor and regulations weak, and where hefty adoption fees provide lots of incentive to increase the “supply” of adoptable children, recruiting “orphans” from intact but vulnerable families. The Child Catchers is a shocking exposé of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command. Anyone who seeks to adopt—of whatever faith or no faith, and however well-meaning—is affected by the evangelical adoption movement, whether they know it or not. The movement has shaped the way we think about adoption, the language we use to discuss it, the places we seek to adopt from, and the policies and laws that govern the process. In The Child Catchers, Kathryn Joyce reveals with great sensitivity and empathy why, if we truly care for children, we need to see more clearly.


Author : Barbara A. Moe
ISBN : UOM:39015047070530
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Presents an overview of adoption with a chronology of milestones in adoption history, biographies of individuals who have affected child welfare and adoption philosophies, and a dissucssion of federal legislation and policies

New Woman

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ISBN : PSU:000069499982
Genre : Women
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Encyclopedia Of Race Ethnicity And Society

Author : Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN : 9781412926942
Genre : Social Science
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Adoption Reunions

Author : Michelle McColm
ISBN : 9780929005416
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In this practical book, Michelle McColm takes the adoptee and birth parent carefully through the process of adoption reunion; drawing on extensive interviews and the experience of her own reunion.


Author : Lauren Hartman
ISBN : 0395707390
Genre : Social Science
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Provides resources for coping with such challenges as illness, family problems, unemployment, the legal system, custody battles, disabilities, violence, and aging

Women S Legal Guide

Author : Julie A. Tigges
ISBN : UOM:39015037421651
Genre : Law
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A guide to the American legal system designed for women, examining such topics as marriage and divorce, adoption, sexual discrimination, health care, and retirement planning.

Giving Away Simone

Author : Jan L. Waldron
ISBN : 0385485999
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An intimate account of one woman's relinquishment of her daughter for adoption describes her experiences as an unwed teenage mother, the complexities of the adoption process, and her eventual reunion with her daughter

The Deadly Neighbors

Author : Merry Jones
ISBN : 0312356218
Genre : Fiction
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Shocked when a woman's body turns up in her father's kitchen, art therapist Zoe Hayes launches a personal investigation that uncovers some shocking secrets about his neighbors. By the author of The Nanny Murders and The River Killings. 10,000 first printing.

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