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An American Family

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
What makes a family?
Love makes a family.

This is the story of two gay men who become foster parents to Adam, a premature baby, born with the AIDS virus and addicted to crack, heroin, marijuana, and alcohol. While nursing Adam through the many medical emergencies of his first year and surviving the daily dramas that all new parents go through, they realize that this child, t
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 20th 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published February 16th 2001)
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Sasha
interesting book about how one gay family changed the foster care/adoption laws in New Jersey. Not particularly well written, but the story was worth reading. One of the fathers in the story was also an adoptee and searches and finds his birthparents during the story's timeline. That part of the book was very thoughtful.
Sara Cat
Nov 17, 2015 Sara Cat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adoption, feel-good
Heartwarming and historically significant. Lovely story of human decency triumphing over nuttiness. Main complaint is the obvious ghostwriting feel - the two fathers told various chapters in the first person, but sounded exactly the same. That said, still a good enough story to get through it and enjoy.
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