Monday, April 11, 2011

Blog Tour: Adoption Nation, How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families

Back in March I was contacted about being part of a National week long Blog Tour for Adam Pertman & his book Adoption Nation.

I snatch this opportunity up quickly, as it gave me the chance to read this great adoption book, review it & then pass a copy on to one of my readers!

If you have already read Adoption Nation in the past, this is the new & update version. As we all know, policies, laws, reactions to adoption & more are always changing. I love that Mr. Pertman update his already outstanding book from 2000 & it is reflecting the times we live in now! (I know, 10 years doesn't always seem like a lot, but it really is!)

Adam states on his website that "Given all the dramatic events that have recently taken place in the world of adoption – from a Tennessee mother’s 'return' of her Russian adopted son, to the ongoing controversies in the wake of the Haiti earthquake – and in light of all the fundamental changes that have occurred during the last decade – from the precipitous decline in International adoptions, to the explosion in internet/social media use, to the soaring rate of adoptions from foster care, to policy and practice changes regarding gay/lesbian adoption, open adoptions, birth records, and on and on – I thought it was time to bring my book up to the moment. I believe that understanding our 'Adoption Nation,' so that we can shape a more humane, more ethical and more 'normalized' institution, one that truly serves the needs of children and all their families, is more important than ever."

After reading this book I wished I had found it sooner in my journey. I really feel this is a must read for anyone trying to understand adoption, looking to adopt or even already has.

What can you learn in this book you may ask?!

  • How the role of digital technologies is changing how birth parents & children reconnect
  • New laws that affect open adoption policies &disclosure of birth records
  • Changing trends in domestic adoption
  • Updates on corporate benefit packages for adoptive parents
  • Current demographics on special need & multiracial adoptions
Any book that titles it's first section "Don't Whisper, Don't Lie-It's Not a Secret Anymore" has my vote!

So, would you like to win a copy? Leave a comment telling me why you would like to read this book. The commenting will close at 12pm est, tomorrow, Tuesday the 12th. A winner will be announced Tuesday evening & will receive a copy of the book.


  1. I'd love to win a copy of this - as an adoptive mother my self, I want to know more. I want to hear the good, bad, & the ugly. I want to hear more than just my side of the triad, especially since our son's mother chose a closed adoption...

  2. I'd love to win this for my best friend. Her and her husband are just starting the adoption process. I want to support her as much as I possibly can. If you have any advice on how to be a good friend during the process, I'd appreciate it.

  3. I would love to win this book. I feel like my husband is so closed off to this idea. Maybe this could helps us get the conversation started?

  4. I'd love to win because I haven't read this one yet, and I read a really interesting article about how he updated this book in part too because of the huge increase in adoption across racial lines, which (as you know) we are doing! Looks like the book is full of good information.

  5. I would like to win your givaway! My husband and I are in the middle of getting our homestudy finalized...and choosing between agency/attorney/consultants that our social worker recommended. So it will come in handy once I have time to read again ;).

  6. Oooh! Sounds interesting, I'd love to win since we just found out our homestudy was approved and are anxiously awaiting the next step in our foster to adopt journey!

  7. We are mid-point in our homestudy and trying to learn as much about the adoption process as possible. While every situation is unique, knowledge about the adoption process can only help smooth the roller coaster ride!


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