Jean's Reviews > The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
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Aug 03, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: true-story, social-justice, relationship-parent-child, power-control, adoption

A overdue and well deserved account from the often forgotten or disparaged corner of the adoption triad - the first mothers. Very much worth reading. It's worth thinking too about the parallels between US adoption practices and dismissal of birthparent rights prevalent 25 or so years ago in the US; and current international adoption practices.

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