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Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States

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What constitutes a family? Tracing the dramatic evolution of Americans’ answer to this question over the past century, Kinship by Design provides the fullest account to date of modern adoption’s history.
            Beginning in the early 1900s, when children were still transferred between households by a variety of unregulated private arrangements, Ellen Herman details
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published (first published December 1st 2008)
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