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The Mary Ellen Wilson Child Abuse Case and the Beginning of Children's Rights in 19th Century America

cover of The Mary Ellen Wilson Child Abuse Case and the Beginning of Children's Rights in 19th Century Americaauthor: Eric A. Shelman
Stephen, M.D. Lazoritz
asin: 0786420391
binding: Paperback
list price: $49.95 USD
amazon price: $62.11 USD


As recently as 1874, no laws yet existed in this country for the protection of children. In New York of the same year, it was the widely publicized case of Mary Ellen Wilson—a nine-year-old girl who had been a prisoner in her tenement home, enduring unimaginable cruelty—that was the first to draw national and worldwide attention to both the social issue of child abuse and to the notion that children are entitled to humane treatment. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) founder Henry Bergh and his attorney, Elbridge T.

Out Of The Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilson

cover of Out Of The Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilsonauthor: Eric A. Shelman
asin: 0966940008
binding: Paperback
list price: $19.95 USD
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Based on a true story, this book recounts the life of Mary Ellen Wilson, the first abused child in America to be removed from her home. In 1874, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took steps to save the child when no one else would. The landmark case changed the course of child protection in America.

Three Little Words: A Memoir

cover of Three Little Words: A MemoirThree Little Words: A Memoir

author: Ashley Rhodes-Courter
asin: 1416948066
binding: Hardcover
list price: $17.99 USD
amazon price: $16.54 USD


"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words.

Oceans Apart: A Voyage of International Adoption

cover of Oceans Apart: A Voyage of International AdoptionOceans Apart: A Voyage of International Adoption

author: Mary Mustard Reed
asin: 097993270X
binding: Paperback
list price: $18.95 USD
amazon price: $14.78 USD


Woman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century

cover of Woman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st CenturyWoman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century

author: Gilbert King
asin: 1596090057
binding: Paperback
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Woman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century (Paperback)

ROMANIA FOR EXPORT ONLY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ROMANIAN ORPHANS

cover of ROMANIA FOR EXPORT ONLY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ROMANIAN ORPHANS ROMANIA FOR EXPORT ONLY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ROMANIAN ORPHANS

author: ROELIE POST
asin: 907882901X
binding: Paperback

ROMANIA FOR EXPORT ONLY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ROMANIAN ORPHANS (Paperback)
by ROELIE POST (Author)
 
 
 

Identical Strangers

cover of Identical StrangersIdentical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited

author: Elyse Schein
Paula Bernstein
asin: 1400064961
binding: Hardcover
list price: $25.95 USD
amazon price: $22.90 USD


Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother. When Elyse contacted her adoption agency, she was not prepared for the shocking, life-changing news she received: She had an identical twin sister. Elyse was then hit with another bombshell: she and her sister had been separated as infants, and for a time, had been part of a secret study on separated twins.

Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul: Stories to Warm the Heart and Honor the Relationship (Paperback)

cover of Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul: Stories to Warm the Heart and Honor the Relationship (Paperback) Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul: Stories to Warm the Heart and Honor the Relationship

author: Jack Canfield
Mark Victor Hansen
Dorothy Firman
Julie Firman
Frances Firman Salorio
asin: 075730088X
binding: Paperback
list price: $14.95 USD
amazon price: $32.81 USD


Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul: Stories to Warm the Heart and Honor the Relationship (Paperback)

Neither Waif Nor Stray: The Search For A Stolen Identity (Paperback)

cover of Neither Waif Nor Stray: The Search For A Stolen Identity (Paperback)Neither Waif Nor Stray: The Search For A Stolen Identity

author: Perry Allan Snow
Perry Snow
asin: 1581127588
binding: Paperback
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amazon price: $31.86 USD


Neither Waif Nor Stray: The Search For A Stolen Identity (Paperback)

The Shipping News

cover of The Shipping NewsThe Shipping News

author: E. Annie Proulx
asin: 0671510053
binding: Paperback
list price: $16.00 USD
amazon price: $14.03 USD


The Shipping News (Paperback)
by E. Annie Proulx (Author)

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

cover of The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted ChildThe Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

author: Nancy Verrier
asin: 0963648004
binding: Paperback
list price: $15.00 USD
amazon price: $17.01 USD


The Primal Wound is a book which is revolutionizing the way we think about adoption. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it clarifies the effects of separation from the birth mother on adopted children. In addition, it gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior.

Adoption and Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Reunion

cover of Adoption and Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Reunionauthor: Evelyn Burns Robinson
asin: 0646433709
binding: Paperback
list price: $17.10 USD
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1 This is the first book to explain the dynamics of adoption reunion within a grief framework.

Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up

cover of Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Upauthor: Nancy Newton Verrier
asin: 0963648012
binding: Paperback
list price: $20.00 USD
amazon price: $23.74 USD


Synchronicity and Reunion: The Genetic Connection of Adoptees and Birthparents

cover of Synchronicity and Reunion: The Genetic Connection of Adoptees and Birthparentsauthor: LaVonne H. Stiffler
asin: 0963441000
binding: Paperback
list price: $9.95 USD
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The Stork Market: America's Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry

cover of The Stork Market: America's Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industryauthor: Mirah Riben
asin: 1427608954
binding: Perfect Paperback
list price: $18.50 USD
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Expose of the privatization of the adoption industry; the indistinguishable line between gray and black market; the scams and rip-offs; exploitation in both domestic and international infant adoption markets where the children are the commodity and prices are set based on quality (i.e. age, race, health)while 143,000 children linger in foster care. Extensively researched and documented inside report of the lack of regulations that allow anyone to call themselves an adoption "professional" and arrange adoptions.

The Adoption Mystique: A Hard-Hitting Exposé of the Powerful Negative Social Stigma That Permeates Child Adoption in the

cover of The Adoption Mystique: A Hard-Hitting Exposé of the Powerful Negative Social Stigma That Permeates Child Adoption in theauthor: Joanne Wolf Small
asin: 1425961797
binding: Hardcover
list price: $28.95 USD
amazon price: $29.89 USD


A-dop-tion Mys-tique: n. Cultural framework surrounding adoption policy, law and practice; the beliefs, myths and attitudes that enhance it with meaning, value, and mystery.

THE ADOPTION MYSTIQUEexposes, documents and confronts the effects of negative social stigma on adoption institutions, practices, adopted persons, adoptive and birthparents. It is a timely counterpoint to the misinformation and prejudices that created and maintain the myths of adoption. Secrecy and shame lie at the heart of U. S.

A Single Square Picture: A Korean Adoptee's Search for Her Roots

cover of A Single Square Picture: A Korean Adoptee's Search for Her Rootsauthor: Katy Robinson
asin: 042518496X
binding: Paperback
list price: $13.95 USD
amazon price: $13.95


One day she was Kim Ji-yun, growing up in Seoul, Korea. The next day she was Catherine Jeanne Robinson, living with her new American family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Twenty years later, Katy Robinson returned to Seoul in search of her birth mother-and found herself an American outsider in her native land. What transpired in this world-at once familiar and strange, comforting and sad-left Katy conflicted, shattered, exhilarated, and moved in ways she never imagined.

The Secret of Me

cover of The Secret of Meauthor: Meg Kearney
asin: 0892553227
binding: Hardcover
list price: $17.95 USD
amazon price: $31.99 USD


A vivid, heartfelt tale of a teenager's poetic quest to discover her place within her adoptive family and within the wider world.

Being adopted is a fact of life in the McLane household: fourteen-year-old Lizzie, as well as her older brother and sister were adopted as infants. But dry facts rarely encompass feelings, and what it feels like to be adopted is something Lizzie never dares openly discuss with her loving parents—let alone with outsiders. More and more Lizzie yearns to confide in others, especially her boyfriend, Peter. But something stops her.

Follow Your Heart

cover of Follow Your Heartauthor: Lori Paris
asin: 1591291496
binding: Paperback
list price: $29.95 USD
amazon price: $24.95 USD


When a young woman discovers she was adopted as an infant, she makes a bold decision to seek out and find her birth parents. Little does she realize how it will forever change her life. Follow Your Heart is an exercise in love and compassion, a must read for all who believe in the power of love, and the strength of family.

Chasing Away the Shadows: An Adoptee's Journey to Motherhood

cover of Chasing Away the Shadows: An Adoptee's Journey to Motherhoodauthor: Zara Phillips
asin: 0976266105
binding: Paperback
list price: $19.95 USD
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This book involves adoption, relinquishment reunion and motherhood, it embraces all the feelings that an adoptee goes threw in various stages of their lives, focusing on the fact that adoption doesn’t end in childhood but affects an adoptees throughout ones life.

The Book of Sarahs: A Family in Parts

cover of The Book of Sarahs:  A Family in Partsauthor: Catherine E. McKinley
asin: 1582432597
binding: Hardcover
list price: $24.00 USD
amazon price: $1.74 USD


Suffused with longing, this rueful, passionate memoir about an adopted woman's search for her birth parents explores themes of race and family.

Catherine McKinley was one of only a few thousand African American and bi-racial children adopted by white couples in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Raised in a small, white New England town, she had a persistent longing for the more diverse community that would better understand and encompass her.

Beyond the Bridge: The Compelling Story of a Reunion

cover of Beyond the Bridge: The Compelling Story of a Reunionauthor: Linda Ehle Callens
asin: 1413798268
binding: Paperback
list price: $24.95 USD
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Beyond The Bridge is an autobiography by Linda Ehle Callens. She was raised in Salinas, California, during the ’50s and ’60s. After nine years in parochial school, she began attending public school. She was a devout Catholic girl until she fell in love at the age of 16, got pregnant, and was forced to relinquish her baby to adoption. That was in 1967, when few people understood the repercussions of giving up a child. Linda vowed she would find her son someday—to tell him she had always loved him.

Adoption: Uncharted Waters

cover of Adoption: Uncharted Watersauthor: David Kirschner
asin: 0970288336
binding: Paperback
list price: $18.95 USD
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Examines adoption issues of abandonment, loss, rejection, attachment, bonding, birth-parent fantasies & split-identity; as reflected in the Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) and evidenced in extreme cases of adoptees who commit acts of homicide. Clinical and forensic issues in adoption are explored in high-profile cases.

The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion, and Beyond

cover of The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion, and Beyondauthor: Julie Jarrell Bailey
Lynn N. Giddens
asin: 1572242280
binding: Paperback
list price: $13.95 USD
amazon price: $13.95


Using real-life examples, this compassionate guide helps adoptees and their birth mothers decide whether or not to try to locate each other, prepare for a reunion, survive the emotional turbulence of the initial meeting, and avoid common pitfalls. Since the legal issues surrounding the process can vary greatly from one state to another, the book includes an overview of pertinent laws, along with practical suggestions for navigating through them.

Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief (Revised Edition)

cover of Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief (Revised Edition)author: Evelyn Burns Robinson
asin: 0646435329
binding: Paperback
list price: $17.10 USD
amazon price: $17.10 USD


What becomes of women who give up their children for adoption? Why do so many adopted people feel such a strong desire to seek out their families of origin? In what ways are families with adopted children different from other families? This book by Evelyn Robinson provides the answers to these questions and many others.

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