Lately, I’ve been interested in the future of adoption and what can be done to fix the existing system. However, I hadn’t thought much about the history of adoption until I came across this site from the University of Oregon. The site offers an interactive history of adoption in the United States beginning in the 1800s. And, as anyone who’s ever taken a history class knows: we can’t understand where we are today, or where we’re going, without understanding the past. If you’re interested in the history of U.S. adoption, visit “The Adoption History Project.”
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Shannon – have you read The Baby Thief – about Georgia Tann? The Girls Who Went Away about mothers from the BSE? So many good books based on adoption history but those are two I do think everyone should read.
No, I haven’t read those, TAO. But they sound great – I’ll add them to my list.