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Jean Paton and the Struggle to Reform American Adoption

Jean Paton and the Struggle to Reform American Adoption (Paperback)

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Jean Paton (1908-2002) fought tirelessly to reform American adoptionand to overcome prejudice against adult adoptees and women whogive birth out of wedlock. Paton wrote widely and passionately aboutthe adoption experience, corresponded with policymakers as well asindividual adoptees, promoted the psychological well-being of adoptees,and facilitated reunions between adoptees and their birth parents.This masterful biography brings to light the accomplishments of thisneglected civil-rights pioneer, who paved the way for the explosiveemergence of the adoption reform movement in the 1970s. Her unflaggingefforts over five decades helped reverse harmful policies, practices, andlaws concerning adoption and closed records, struggles that continue tothis day.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesAdoption & fosteringPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesWelfare & benefit systemsChild welfare Publisher: The University of Michigan Press Publication Date: 04/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9780472036776  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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E. Wayne Carp is Benson Family Chair in History and Professor of Historyat Pacific Lutheran University. His other books include Adoption Politics:Bastard Nation and Ballot Initiative 58; Adoption in America: HistoricalPerspectives; and Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History ofAdoption.

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