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.
It's down-to-earth, funny, and touching, with elements of memoir and streaks of fine writing.
Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, is one of the pre-eminent experts in the adoption constellation.
Adoption Nation is a wonderful book that puts adoption center stage as a formidable force in the changing landscape of family and society.
Adoption Nation provides a five-star encyclopedic description of every aspect of adoption--a quintessential American institution. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Judith Land
As a 28-year-old woman in the first year of a same-sex marriage, I realized recently that I had never thought about children. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Jasper
This book was well written and informative. There is much more information about the history of adoption and the emotions that surround it then a step by step guide. Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by artistajo
This book was very interesting and informative. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone interested in learning about adoption or for anyone interested in becoming an adoptive... Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by Jennifer Baumgardner
Thoughtful and engrossing! An essential book to read for anyone whose life is, isn't yet, or could be, touched by adoption. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Sheba Seif
Adam Pertman, one of the most experienced and successful advocates for adoption, has written a book that removes the veil from a big secret: Almost every single person in the U.S. Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by Mike
I found this book to be so informative. I have wanted to adopt a child for a long time. My husband is not there yet. I would love to adopt a boy close to my children's age. Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by seasidebooknook
Adoption Nation by Adam Pertman is an outstanding piece of work. It is highly readable and engagingly written, carefully researched, laden with information, and thus usefully... Read morePublished on April 7, 2011 by Deborah