Family bonds : adoption and the politics of parenting

by Bartholet, Elizabeth.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV875.55 .B38 1993
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HV875.55 .B38 1993
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Adoption advice from empathetic and practical points of view by two attorneys.Bartholet's oldest son was on his way to college when she set off for Peru to adopt a child. In a brief foreword, she outlines the distressful circumstances and legal hurdles that, as an attorney, she had the funds and savvy to overcome. This blend of information, assessment, and personal experience delineates the foreign-adoption process. This mother and Harvard law professor seeks to impart her wisdom to other parents and, she hopes, improve the system. Hicks' slick title promises an almost immediate solution. He certainly does shower the anxious parent with information on methods and resources for adoption in the U.S. He discusses the various adoption procedures (private, agency, foster care, etc.), selection of an adoption attorney, essential arrangements before and after the birth, and the legal steps (including sample documents in the appendix). Approximately half of the book is a state-by-state listing of adoption attorneys and agencies. Helpful organizations, newsletters, and magazines are cited. ~--Denise Perry Donavin"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "After suffering 10 frustrating years of infertility treatments and various obstacles to adoption, Harvard law professor Bartholet, a divorced mother of a grown son, finally succeeded in adopting two Peruvian infant boys now four and seven--children ``clearly meant for me.'' In this engrossing account addressed both to women undergoing often futile, costly infertility treatments and to those fighting to adopt children, she eloquently advocates making international adoptions more available by reforming legal systems, as well as by screening and racial matching policies. The author further favors access to sealed birth records. Although she affirms that adoption is an honorable, ``positive alternative to biologic parenting,'' she also notes that ``parenting should not imply that the parent owns the child's affections or has a right to exclude alternative relationships.'' (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Adoption -- United States.
Adoption -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Intercountry adoption -- United States.
Intercountry adoption -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin,1993
Language English
Description xxii, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0395510856 :
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