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Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History of Adoption
This work looks at the history of adoption in American society and reveals how the practice and attitudes about it have evolved from colonial days to the 1990s. The author argues that it is ever more apparent that secrecy and disclosure are the defining issues in American adoptions. He discovers that openess used to be the norm before World War II and that this ceased due ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 7th 2000 by Harvard University Press
(first published January 1st 1998)
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Another book I read for class, as an example of the politics that come up in recordkeeping. Interesting if you are interested in the subject matter. I wish there were more on the early history of adoption (trains of orphans shipped off to the midwest); the recent politics are no so interesting.