The Baby Thief by Barbara Bisantz Raymond
The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption

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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.
 

About Barbara Bisantz Raymond

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Barbara Raymond has written extensively for Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Redbook, McCall’s, Parents, Reader’s Digest, Working Mother, Writer’s Digest, and USA Today. She contributed to The Handbook of Magazine Article Writing (Writer’s Digest Books), and was an author of a Good Housekeeping Child Care section that won the National Magazine Award for Public Service. She has been nominated for a National Magazine Award in Reporting and received two awards for feature writing from Women in Communications.
 
Published April 11, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 340 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crime, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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“Spotters” located babies and young children ripe for abduction—from women too uneducated or exhausted to fight back—and Tann made standard practice of altering birth certificates and secreting away adoption records to attract buyers and cover her tracks—self-serv...

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