Has the global manmade market for children exploited mothers, fathers, families, and communities?
Gain a bird’s-eye view of the hidden side of the practice here.
How would you like to be given a new identity to live by and then removed from your sisters and brothers—never to be legally permitted to contact them again—even upon your deathbed?
This is just one of many examples of red tape adoptees are forced to contend with because of adoption. This research book has been divided into four short, easy-to-understand sections, revealing the making of the current child welfare system throughout time: starting in Europe (referred to as the European Child Migration Schemes), then spreading to America (known as the Orphan Train Movement), into Asia (called the Evangelical Baby Swoop Era), to what’s trending today: Africa.
The pioneers who built and profited from the industry continue to deny adoptees access to documents that could lead them back to their families. This book protects you against adoption profiteers and traffickers who profess God is on their side. It summarizes the history and expansion of the adoption industry, focusing on its roots and consequences kept from public awareness.
“I took advantage of the holidays to read Adoption: What You Should Know. It was an eye-opening experience. Actually, it continues to be an eye-opening experience because I find myself going back to the details of the historical sections time and again. I very much like that the book places so much emphasis on historical developments, which are also aptly presented as global phenomena. They bring home even more strongly that adoption transports own, by now, a very long, under-researched, and nefarious history. This a marker of the turning tide in adoption literature, now that adult adoptees are finding their own voices and creating their own forums. As a movement, that, too, is to be commended.” ~Professor Gonda Van Steen, author of Adoption, Memory, and the Cold War Greece
This collection, compiled by Korean adoptees, serves as a tribute to transracially adopted people sent all over the world.
It has been hailed to be the first book to give Korean adoptees the opportunity to speak freely since the pioneering of intercountry adoption after the Korean War. If you were adopted, you are not alone. These stories validate the experiences of all those who have been ridiculed or outright abused but have found the will to survive, thrive, and share their tale. Adopted people all over the world are reclaiming the right to truth and access to birth documents. This book is a living testament to why previous “orphans” do not endorse the profitable Evangelical Orphan Movement. Those who work in the human rights field, whistleblowers, or adopted will see the value of this book. These are real stories from individuals no longer serving the adoption pioneers’ fanciful wishes and advertising campaigns.
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“This is a powerful and important read for all. The adoptee’s voice is all too often silenced, and it can literally be life or death for some to be heard and seen.” – Amazon Reader
What are Adopted People and Families Separated Saying About Adoption Now?
This anthology begins with personal accounts and then shifts to a bird’s eye view on adoption from domestic, intercountry and transracial adoptees who are now adoptee rights activists. Along with adopted people, this collection also includes the voices of mothers and a father from the Baby Scoop Era, a modern-day mother who almost lost her child to adoption, and ends with the experience of an adoption investigator from Against Child Trafficking.
These stories are usually abandoned by the very industry that professes to work for the “best interest of children,” “child protection,” and for families. However, according to adopted people who were scattered across nations as children, these represent typical human rights issues that have been ignored for too long.
For many years, adopted people have just dealt with such matters alone, not knowing that all of us—as a community—have a great deal in common.
“A note in Adoptionland states that some of the names have been changed to remain anonymity, and that the book’s purpose “is to give validation to, and to voice concern for, families who have been separated by adoption.” It succeeds brilliantly. Anyone considering adoption–especially adopting from another country–should read Adoptionland. Highly recommended for libraries in areas where adoptions are common; highly recommended for universities where students are researching both the long-term effects of being given up for adoption, and growing up adopted. I cannot praise this book enough.” — Lorraine Dusky, author of A Hole In My Heart