Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists
Forget the self-help books, the Adoption for Dummies and Everything You Always Wanted to know about Adoption ... usually written by parents for parents or by Adopting Parents for Adopting Parents.
In Adoptionland:From Orphans to Activists you have a wonderful collection of pieces written from the heart by adoptees and some Mothers and Father from the Baby Scoop era. It was difficult reading, even for me, a transrac ...more
While I believe there is a lot to learn about the dark side of adoption and its ties to human trafficking, I don't know if you will learn it from this book. I read a few of the initial essays, and I found it to be mostly anecdotal. I would have preferred a more fact-based approach, but perhaps that's on me for misunderstanding the intent of the book. ...more
International multi-award recipient and gold-medalist author, Janine Myung Ja, Ph.D., is an adoption researcher, and rights-based activist for adopted people searching for long-lost families.
Janine and her twin sister are cofounders of Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network, one of the largest adoptee-led groups on social media.
Janine Myung Ja's soon-to-be-released political and histor...more