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Strangers and Kin

The American Way of Adoption

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674019539

Publication Date: 02/25/2006

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336 pages

5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Wanted—A Child To Raise as Our Own: Claiming Strangers as Kin
  • 2. Families by Design: “Fitness” and “Fit” in the Creation of Kin
  • 3. The “Best Solution”: Adoption Embraced
  • 4. Redrawing the Boundaries: Transracial and International Adoption
  • 5. “Tell It Slant”: Adoption and Disclosure
  • 6. Adoption Challenged: Beyond the Best Solution
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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