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- Random House 2010; US$ 18.32
'This is the Crittendon Home for Unwed Mothers. We believe your birth mother is trying to find you...' Having escaped the madness of her adoptive family (mother Louise committing suicide at the seventh attempt, father Sheldon finding solace in an ever-growing porn collection) American-born Sandra Newman was living in the punk rock squalor of eighties... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
Transracial adoption has recently become a hotly contested subject of contemporary and critical concern, with scholars across the disciplines working to unravel its complex implications. In Claiming Others , Mark C. Jerng traces the practice of adoption to the early nineteenth century, revealing its surprising centrality to American literature, law,... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 36.95
This book is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them. It aims to help foster carers understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 19.50
You hear all sorts of things said or implied about adoption. Some information comes from people who know a lot about it, while some comes from people who don’t know anything about it but make assumptions anyway. Some comes from people whose experiences have been good; some from those whose experiences have been bad. The result? Enough conflicting... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 11.26
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09
In 1964, in a bare room in Waterloo, a young actress gave her baby for adoption.They were to be parted for more than twenty years.The actress was Pauline Collins.The baby was her daughter Louise. Letter to Louise is a poignant, yet often funny, memoir of the months leading up to that day in Waterloo.In it, Pauline Collins recalls the idyllic time... more...
- Scribner 2013; US$ 18.99
Poignant, raw, and insightful, Jennifer Gilmore?s third novel is an unforgettable story of love, family, and motherhood. With a ?voice [that is] at turns wise and barbed with sharp humor? ( Vanity Fair ) , Gilmore lays bare the story of one couple?s ardent desire for a child and their emotional journey through adoption. Jesse and Ramon are a loving... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 10.01
Helen grew up in a pit village in Tyneside in the post-war years, with her gran, aunties and uncles living nearby. She felt safe with them, but they could not protect her from her neglectful mother and violent father. Behind closed doors, she suffered years of abuse. Sometimes she talked to an imaginary sister, the only one who understood her pain.... more...
- Penguin Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 21.45
TV presenter, bestselling author and psychologist Nigel Latta gives common-sense and amusing answers to the complex issues surrounding today's family in its many and varied forms. Utilising both the best current research about stepfamilies and over two decades of clinical experience, Nigel traverses the dilemmas and questions that modern family life... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love explores five lesbian step families?definitions of the step parent role and how they accomplish parenting tasks, cope with homophobia, and define and interpret their experiences. An intensive feminist qualitative study, the book offers guidelines for counselors and lesbian step families for creating healthy,... more...