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Adoption as most of us know it (i.e., closed adoption) was a social experiment of the mid 20th century. As well-intentioned as it was, it really didn't work out. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by C. P. Anderson
Adam Pertman, CEO of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, gives readers a comprehensive view of how far we have come in adoption reform. Read morePublished on May 29, 2006 by Sherrie Eldridge (Fishers, IN)
Those of you who enjoyed ADOPTION NATION might like to know that public television wants to produce a documentary special inspired by this book. Read morePublished on October 4, 2005 by Lisa Cerqueira
"All families are different," goes the wisdom being taught our children in progressive schools, and Adam Pertman's _Adoption Nation_ explores and celebrates this difference in the... Read morePublished on September 11, 2005 by Janet L. Beizer
Adam Pertman gives one of the most complete accounts of adoption today available. This books covers the mistakes of the past, how we got to where we are now - and asks the tough... Read morePublished on July 27, 2005 by Patricia Dischler
Having read dozens of books on adoption and foster care, I was looking forward to this book. While some of the ideas were compelling, I found the tone to be too aggressive and... Read morePublished on June 28, 2005 by M. Cluff
It is my feeling that anyone involved with adoption should sit down and read this book. The author does a wonderful job of explaining adoption and how it has changed and been... Read morePublished on April 18, 2005 by K. Fehring
This should be a must read book for all those interested in adoption in any way. I really appreciated Mr.Pertman's honesty while writing this book. Read morePublished on March 23, 2005 by Daphine Reeves
Pertman's Adoption Nation is a balanced, comprehensive study of adoption's social, psychological and policy issues that is unique in that it addresses the perspectives of all... Read morePublished on March 23, 2005 by Georgia M. Deoudes