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.