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They Came to Stay

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Published November 1st 1976 by Warner Books (first published 1976)
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Jun 08, 2016 Carlin rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful book that opened the door for adoption by single women and therefore made it possible for many, many more children to find forever homes. The author was the first single women to adopt a child from a foreign country, her first child from Korea (in 1968 and the second from Vietnam.

I have a great deal of admiration for Marjorie Margolis. I was a child welfare social worker in suburban Philadelphia from 1969 and then an adoption attorney from 1994 until I retired from both pro
Oct 05, 2015 Owen rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir, adoption
My friend Yuki found this out-of-print book and sent it to me knowing that I'm adopting. So excited to read it!

What a time capsule of the 60s and 70s. Really interesting book about the first single woman to adopt from a foreign country, but be prepared for some no-longer-acceptable language ("Oriental" is used quite a bit!). A fast read, I wish it had a sequel. I want to know more about how they all adjusted to being a family and how both girls grew into adulthood.
Dec 10, 2014 Tracy added it
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I loved this book as a girl and read and reread the Reader's Digest. I eventually read the full book and I enjoyed it as much, although I'm not 100% sure what I found so wonderful about it as a pre-teen.

Interestingly, this woman is now Chelsea Clinton's MIL.
Jun 01, 2012 Peggy rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorites that I read over and over as a child. The copy I had was in a Reader's Digest Condensed book, but I later read the full version and the condensed version didn't really leave out anything substantial. Marjorie Margolis was a single woman who adopted two children, first a girl from Korea, then a few years later a girl from Vietnam. Interestingly, I realized recently that her son is Chelsea Clinton's husband. She married after the book ended and he is a child of that ma ...more
Sep 25, 2016 Jennifer marked it as to-read
Really interesting to read about a single woman who decided to adopt from a foreign country...IN 1968!!!!!
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