Kinship with Strangers

  PREFACE
  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 expand section1  American Adoption  A Kinship with Strangers

 collapse sectionPART ONE  THE SETTING: AMERICAN ADOPTIVE POLICY
 expand section2  In the Best Interests  The Background of American Adoption Policy
 expand section3  This Child is Mine  The Mechanisms for Delegating Parenthood

 collapse sectionPART TWO  THE EXPERIENCE OF ADOPTIVE KINSHIP
 expand section4  The White Flag of Surrender  Birthparent Experiences of Adoption
 expand section5  Everyone Else Just Has Babies  Becoming an Adoptive Parent
 expand section6  The Chosen Child  Growing Up Adopted

 collapse sectionPART THREE  THE REVISION OF ADOPTIVE KINSHIP
 expand section7  Just My Truth  The Adoptee Search for a Birth Family
 expand section8  Lost to Adoption  The Birthparent Search for a Relinquished Child
 expand section9  A Child of One's Own  Being an Adoptive Parent

 collapse sectionPART FOUR  CONCLUSION
 expand section10  A New Kind of Kinship  The Implications of Change in American Adoption

 expand sectionNotes
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
 expand sectionINDEX

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