- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: PublicAffairs; 1 edition (April 23, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781586489427
- ISBN-13: 978-1586489427
- ASIN: 1586489429
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 60 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption Hardcover – April 23, 2013
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of Purity Myth and Why Have Kids
Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania
Jeff Sharlet, bestselling author of The Family and C Street
Debbie Nathan, journalist, co-author of Satan’s Silence; author of Women and Other Aliens, Pornography, and Sybil Exposed
About the Author
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-8 of 60 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This is all extremely compelling. The book is very thoroughly researched and clearly written. The one thing I can't say for it is that it is balanced. We don't get stories of needed and successful adoption to balance the stories of unneeded and corrupt adoption. So basically the reader is forced to read another book. Perhaps that's OK, though. By writing a polemic, Joyce forces us to completely rethink the ethics of adoption, instead of reaching a bland "sometimes good, sometimes bad" conclusion.
As for all the negative reviews--Joyce steps on a lot of toes in this book. Read it for yourself and ignore the outrage. It will change your whole outlook on international adoption if you started out (like me) thinking it must be mostly humanitarian and necessary.