The Girls Who Went Away

Author: Ann Fessler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439559988
Release Date: 2008-10-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

Describes how countless single women were compelled to give up their children for adoption in the years prior to Roe v. Wade, and how their situations were compromised by limited birth control options and the unavailability of safe abortions.

The Girls Who Went Away

Author: Ann Fessler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101644294
Release Date: 2007-06-26
Genre: Social Science

In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.

The Girls Who Went Away

Author: Ann Fessler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143038979
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

Describes how countless single women were compelled to give up their children for adoption in the years prior to Roe v. Wade, and how their situations were compromised by limited birth control options and the unavailability of safe abortions.

Wake Up Little Susie

Author: Rickie Solinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135292164
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: History

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Choice

Author: Karen E. Bender
Publisher: MP Publishing
ISBN: 9781596929869
Release Date: 2010-05-22
Genre: Fiction

A moving collection of personal essays about the real, human experiences behind the highly politicized issue of reproductive choice. At a time when a woman’s most complex decisions have been reduced to political rhetoric and impersonal theory, and political debate has been hijacked by pundits and name-callers, Choice joins the discourse with an assortment of candid voices in an effort to humanize the debate about reproductive rights. In addressing a wide range of women’s choices — from using birth control to taking the morning-after pill, from adopting a child to putting a child up for adoption, from having an abortion to bringing a pregnancy to full term — 'Choice' explores the complexities inherent in every reproductive decision. Including twenty-four honest, heartrending essays from established writers such as Francine Prose, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Pam Houston, Ann Hood, and Sarah Messer and emerging talents such as Kimi Faxon Hemingway, Stephanie Anderson, and Ashley Talley, 'Choice' will allow you to truly understand the meaning of the word “choice” — regardless of what side of the debate you stand on.

The Baby Scoop Era

Author: Karen Wilson-Buterbaugh
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692345795
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Adoptees

An expose of unethical and coercive adoption industry practices during a short period in American history known as the Baby Scoop Era (Post WWII - 1972). By sharing the actual printed words of social caseworkers, maternity home personnel, lawyers, judges, medical and mental health practitioners, the methods used to ensure that "unwed" mothers would surrender their babies to mostly infertile strangers will be revealed. These crimes against nature resulted in more than 1.5 million vulnerable new mothers being permanently separated from newborns that they might have parented had they been informed of their civil, legal, human and Constitutional rights.

Fallen Women Problem Girls

Author: Regina G. Kunzel
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300065094
Release Date: 1995-08-01
Genre: Political Science

A social and cultural history of out-of-wedlock pregnancy in the United States from 1890 to 1945. The book examines the three groups of women involved with the issue: the evangelical reformers, the new generation of social workers and the unmarried mothers themselves.

Shadow Mothers

Author: Linda Back McKay
Publisher: North Star Pressof st Cloud
ISBN: 0878391290
Release Date: 1999-03-01
Genre: Family & Relationships


Lost Found

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472033287
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Explores the obstacles and issues that adoptees, orphans, and foster children face when they have been separated from a parent or denied the right to know their origins

Birthright

Author: Jean A. S. Strauss
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105016336815
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Family & Relationships

A guide for anyone affected by adoption includes guidance on making the decision to search, negotiating legalities, surviving the emotional turbulence of a reunion, and dealing with the impact on adoptive parents

The Baby Thief

Author: Barbara Bisantz Raymond
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786733743
Release Date: 2009-04-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For almost three decades, renowned baby-seller Georgia Tann ran a children's home in Memphis, Tennessee — selling her charges to wealthy clients nationwide, Joan Crawford among them. Part social history, part detective story, part expose, The Baby Thief is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today.

Women s History for Beginners

Author: Bonnie J. Morris
Publisher:
ISBN: 1934389609
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Discusses women's varying roles throughout history and why women are so often left out of history textbooks.

Adopted in Texas

Author: Janice Branch Tracy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535008962
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: Adoption

Between 1954-1972, Homestead Maternity Home in Fort Worth, Texas, housed thousands of pregnant women of all ages, married and unmarried, who came to Fort Worth to give birth to babies they gave up for adoption through Homestead's child placement agency. Some individuals have referred to this period of time in mid-century America as the "Baby Scoop Era," and to Fort Worth, Texas, as an "Adoption Mecca." Without a doubt, the life of every woman who gave up her baby for adoption was changed forever. Author Janice Tracy interviewed nearly one hundred Homestead birth mothers, adoptees, and adoptive parents who shared with her their personal and emotional stories. In "Adopted in Texas," you will read about the Fort Worth hotel owner and the Baptist minister who started Homestead Maternity Home, the doctors who delivered the babies at local hospitals, and the social workers and lawyers who facilitated the adoptions. In addition, you will read about the difficulties adoptees and birth mothers still experience in searching for each other. These searches have been and continue to be complicated due to the alleged destruction of Homestead's records by those who operated the facility and by the maternity home's use of birth mothers' assumed names on hospital records and other official documents, including original birth certificates filed with the State of Texas. In some cases, no original birth certificates exist at all. But most of all, you will hear the truth about Homestead's maternity care and adoption practices through the voices of those who experienced the process firsthand.

Second class Citizen

Author: Buchi Emecheta
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0435909916
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Electronic books

"Adah, a woman from the Ibo tribe, moves to England to live with her Nigerian student husband. She soon discovers that life for a young Nigerian woman living in London in the 1960s is grim. Rejected by British society and thwarted by her husband, who expects her to be subservient to him, she is forced to face up to life as a second-class citizen." -- back cover.

Babies without Borders

Author: Karen Dubinsky
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442698437
Release Date: 2010-03-23
Genre: Social Science

International adoptions are both high-profile and controversial, with the celebrity adoptions and critically acclaimed movies such as Casa de los babys of recent years increasing media coverage and influencing public opinion. Neither celebrating nor condemning cross-cultural adoption, Karen Dubinsky considers the political symbolism of children in her examination of adoption and migration controversies in North America, Cuba, and Guatemala. Babies Without Borders tells the interrelated stories of Cuban children caught in Operation Peter Pan, adopted Black and Native American children who became icons in the Sixties, and Guatemalan children whose 'disappearance' today in transnational adoption networks echoes their fate during the country's brutal civil war. Drawing from extensive research as well as from her critical observations as an adoptive parent, Karen Dubinsky aims to move adoption debates beyond the current dichotomy of 'imperialist kidnap' versus 'humanitarian rescue.' Integrating the personal with the scholarly, Babies Without Borders exposes what happens when children bear the weight of adult political conflicts.