Adoption explores various models of adoptions, attitudes toward adoption, and factors in the adoption process. Adoption also examines current issues such as open adoptions, interracial adoptions, adoptions by gays and lesbians, and others. Notable attention is given to international adoption, adoptees who have sought out or reunited with birthparents, and the personal stories of each member of the adoption triad.
"This thoughtful, lucidly written work presents an evenhanded discussion of five major issues. The best organized introduction for the student needing report or debate material. The abundantly footnoted text quotes many primary sources and draws upon scientific examples to illuminate the questions. Informative...black-and-white photographs accompany the text. The appended list of organizations and the generally current list of books for further reading are both annotated."
-- School Library Journal (December 2000)
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