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Strangers and kin : the American way of adoption

Author: Barbara Melosh
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Melosh tells the story of how married couples without children sought to care for and nurture other people's children as their own. She offers valuable insight to the contemporary debates that swirl  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Strangers and kin.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2002017159
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Melosh
ISBN: 0674019539 9780674019539
OCLC Number: 897028758
Notes: Originally published: 2002
Awards: Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2003
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2003
Nominated for John G. Cawelti Award 2003
Nominated for William J. Goode Book Award 2003
Nominated for William J. Goode Book Award 2004
Description: 1 online resource (x, 326 s.)
Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Wanted--A Child To Raise as Our Own: Claiming Strangers as Kin 2. Families by Design: "Fitness" and "Fit" in the Creation of Kin 3. The "Best Solution": Adoption Embraced 4. Redrawing the Boundaries: Transracial and International Adoption 5. "Tell It Slant": Adoption and Disclosure 6. Adoption Challenged: Beyond the Best Solution Epilogue Notes Index
Responsibility: Barbara Melosh

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Finally we have a history of adoption that is sensitive to all parties. Based on meticulous archival research, Barbara Melosh's superb book tells modern adoption's complicated and surprising story in Read more...

 
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