Family Bonds by Elizabeth Bartholet
Adoption and the Politics of Parenting

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The Harvard Law School professor critiques the current laws and practices surrounding adoption, discussing international and domestic law, common reasons for adoption, and the definition of family. 15,000 first printing. Tour.
 

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Elizabeth Bartholet, author of Family Bonds (Beacon / 2803-7 / $17.00 pb), has been a professor at Harvard Law School since 1977. She writes, lectures, and consults widely on issues involving child welfare, adoption, and reproductive technology. The mother of three boys, two of them adopted from Peru, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Published April 1, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin (T). 352 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Bartholet went through the humiliating process familiar to many, from facing doctors who explored and experimented with her reproductive system--with the implicit suggestion that she was unworthy since she could not become pregnant--to making applications for adoption and taking subsequent tests ...

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