Books of General Interest...
Filled with up-to-the-minute information and a wealth of dramatic real-life stories, Adoption Nation is essential reading for adoptive families, for anyone contemplating adopting a child, and for the more than 22 million Americans who are touched by or curious about this extraordinary cultural transformation.
The true story of the Georgia Tann baby-selling ring in Tennessee. The disclosure of this scandal was a significant factor in liberalizing (...but not entirely opening!) access to birth records in Tennessee.
Adoptive mother and adoption ethicist Linda Babb offers an in-depth exploration of the history of values in adoption and codes and standards of practice affecting adoption work nationally and internationally. She presents a suggested list of ethical standards specific to adoption work. Read it yourself, and then gift the social worker of your choice!
A guide to community organizing for achieving political power in a democracy. Don't let the title scare you! It's practical and it's realistic. If you don't want to compromise your civil and human rights and you have already searched outside the state legal system, you just might be a "radical".
How a group of grandmothers in Argentina implemented effective activism which led to open records laws which mandate compulsory disclosure of an adoptive person's adoptive status, as well as his or her personal access to all vital documents. Great reading for everyone, but especially grandmothers, siblings, and other birth relatives of adoptees who want to make a difference.
A great guide to the principles of tactical activism. This is must reading for those interested in participating in adoptee rights activism. It covers legislation, coalitions, the media, lawyers, and direct action.
A close look at closed adoptions and sealed records from progressive social workers.
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