作者 Carp, E. Wayne, 1946- author
書名 Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption / E. Wayne Carp
出版項 Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9780472119103 (hardback)
9780472029907 (ebk)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HV875.P36 C38 2014    在架上    30610020508198
說明 xvii, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-390) and index
"Pioneering adoption activist Jean Paton (1908-2002) fought effectively for 50 years to reform American adoption. Paton gave adult adoptees a voice and provided them with a healthy self-image; facilitated thousands of meetings between adult adoptees and their families of origin; fought to open sealed adoption records; and indefatigably explained the adoption experience to a wider public. Paton's ceaseless activity created the preconditions for the explosive emergence of the adoption reform movement in the 1970s. She was also instrumental in the formation of two of the movement's most vital organizations, Concerned United Birthparents and the American Adoption Congress. Using previously unexamined sources, historian E. Wayne Carp offers the first-ever biography of Jean Paton. Beginning in 1951, Paton, a twice-adopted, middle-aged ex-social worker, dedicated her life to overcoming American society's prejudices against adult adoptees and women who give birth out of wedlock. Her unflagging efforts over the next five decades helped reverse social workers' harmful policy and practice concerning adoption and sealed adoption records and change lawmakers' enactment of laws prejudicial to adult adoptees and birth mothers, struggles that continue to this day"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Paton, Jean M., 1908-
Adoption -- United States -- History
Open adoption -- United States -- History
Adoptees -- United States -- History
Birthparents -- United States -- History
Social workers -- United States -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women. bisacsh
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy. bisacsh