The Girls Who Went Away

Author: Ann Fessler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143038974
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Describes how countless single women were compelled to give up their children for adoption in the years prior to Roe v. Wade, and how their situations were compromised by limited birth control options and the unavailability of safe abortions.

The Girls Who Went Away

Author: Ann Fessler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110164429X
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In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.

The Girls Who Went Away

Author: Ann Fessler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439559987
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Describes how countless single women were compelled to give up their children for adoption in the years prior to Roe v. Wade, and how their situations were compromised by limited birth control options and the unavailability of safe abortions.

Wake Up Little Susie

Author: Rickie Solinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135292167
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Choice

Author: Karen E. Bender
Publisher: MP Publishing
ISBN: 1596929863
Format: PDF
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A moving collection of personal essays about the real, human experiences behind the highly politicized issue of reproductive choice. At a time when a woman’s most complex decisions have been reduced to political rhetoric and impersonal theory, and political debate has been hijacked by pundits and name-callers, Choice joins the discourse with an assortment of candid voices in an effort to humanize the debate about reproductive rights. In addressing a wide range of women’s choices — from using birth control to taking the morning-after pill, from adopting a child to putting a child up for adoption, from having an abortion to bringing a pregnancy to full term — 'Choice' explores the complexities inherent in every reproductive decision. Including twenty-four honest, heartrending essays from established writers such as Francine Prose, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Pam Houston, Ann Hood, and Sarah Messer and emerging talents such as Kimi Faxon Hemingway, Stephanie Anderson, and Ashley Talley, 'Choice' will allow you to truly understand the meaning of the word “choice” — regardless of what side of the debate you stand on.

Lost Found

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 047203328X
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Explores the obstacles and issues that adoptees, orphans, and foster children face when they have been separated from a parent or denied the right to know their origins

The Adoption Reunion Handbook

Author: Elizabeth Trinder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470094230
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book describes the experiences that people have had when tracing their birth parents, as well as offering practical advice on how to go about searching and what to expect emotionally. Each section has an advice box which summarizes key points, notes issues to pay particular attention to, or offers draft letters that readers can adapt for their own needs. The appendix contains useful addresses and weblinks, and includes checklists for searching and for the reunion. Chapters include reunion with birth fathers and birth siblings, as well as with birth mothers, the relationship with the adoptive family and dealing with reunions that break down.

Birthright

Author: Jean A. S. Strauss
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
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A guide for anyone affected by adoption includes guidance on making the decision to search, negotiating legalities, surviving the emotional turbulence of a reunion, and dealing with the impact on adoptive parents

The Baby Thief

Author: Barbara Bisantz Raymond
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786733748
Format: PDF
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For almost three decades, renowned baby-seller Georgia Tann ran a children's home in Memphis, Tennessee — selling her charges to wealthy clients nationwide, Joan Crawford among them. Part social history, part detective story, part expose, The Baby Thief is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today.

Adoption healing

Author: Joe Soll
Publisher: Joe Soll
ISBN:
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A unique book describing the coersion of pregnant women to surrender their babies to adoption, the personal holocaust suffered by them, and strategies for healing