• History

The Adoption Papers


Author: Jackie Kay
Publisher: Dufour Editions
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 8885
Jackie Kay tells the story of a black girl's adoption by a white Scottish couple- from three different viewpoints: the mother, the birth mother, and the daughter.

    • Literary Criticism

Reading Jackie Kay's The Adoption Papers (1990-1991)


Author: Maryna Zühlke
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640668111
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 27
View: 8669
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: HS Gender and 20th-century Autobiography, language: English, abstract: This seminar paper deals with: "BODY: Reading Jackie Kay’s The Adoption Papers (1990-1991)" INTRODUCTION 1 AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING 2 PODOROGA’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF BODY 3 DAUGHTER’S BODY 3.1 BODY-OBJECT 3.1.1 Wounded body 3.1.2 Dead body 3.1.3 Being touched 3.1.4 Being commanded 3.1.5 Examined body 3.2 BODY-“MY-BODY” 3.3. BODY-AFFECT CONCLUSION

    • Fiction

The Adopted Son


Author: Nanci Brownlow
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595919048
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7037
Can death be stalking the only remaining heir to the Carlson fortune? If the death of her brother was not a suicide and the death of her mother and father was not an accident, could her own death be the next step in a plot to eliminate her family? Megan Carlson is a young woman trying to solve a mystery that could threaten her life. Can she find the missing pieces to the puzzle before the stalker ends the game? Each of the people who love Megan hold a part of the puzzle that can solve the mystery, but years of secrets have locked them into silence. An old friend of the family is the only person who knows the biggest secret about The Adopted Son. Sometimes what you don't know can be deadly. The remarkable twists in the plot of "The Adopted Son" compel the reader to rush to the end to discover who survives this remarkable game of cat and mouse. The cat or the mouse?

    • History

The Adoption Machine

The Dark History of Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes and the Inside Story of How Tuam 800 Became a Global Scandal
Author: Paul Jude Redmond
Publisher: Merrion Press
ISBN: 1785371797
Category: History
Page: 303
View: 9209
MAY 2014. The Irish public woke to the horrific discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of most 800 babies in the ‘Angels’ Plot’ of Tuam’s Mother and Baby Home. What followed would rock the last vestiges of Catholic Ireland, enrage an increasingly secularised nation, and lead to a Commission of Inquiry. In The Adoption Machine, Paul Jude Redmond, Chairperson of the Coalition of Mother and Baby Homes Survivors, who himself was born in the Castlepollard Home, candidly reveals the shocking history of one of the worst abuses of Church power since the foundation of the Irish State. From Bessboro, Castlepollard, and Sean Ross Abbey to St. Patrick’s and Tuam, a dark shadow was cast by the collusion between Church and State in the systematic repression of women and the wilful neglect of illegitimate babies, resulting in the deaths of thousands. It was Paul’s exhaustive research that widened the global media’s attention to all the homes and revealed Tuam as just the tip of the iceberg of the horrors that lay beneath. He further reveals the vast profits generated by selling babies to wealthy adoptive parents, and details how infants were volunteered to a pharmaceutical company for drug trials without the consent of their natural mothers. Interwoven throughout is Paul’s poignant and deeply personal journey of discovery as he attempts to find his own natural mother. The Adoption Machine exposes this dark history of Ireland’s shameful and secret past, and the efforts to bring it into the light. It is a history from which there is no turning away.

    • Family & Relationships

The Adoption Reunion Handbook


Author: Elizabeth Trinder,Julia Feast,David Howe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470094230
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 174
View: 7851
The book describes the experiences that people have had when tracing their birth parents, as well as offering practical advice on how to go about searching and what to expect emotionally. Each section has an advice box which summarizes key points, notes issues to pay particular attention to, or offers draft letters that readers can adapt for their own needs. The appendix contains useful addresses and weblinks, and includes checklists for searching and for the reunion. Chapters include reunion with birth fathers and birth siblings, as well as with birth mothers, the relationship with the adoptive family and dealing with reunions that break down.

    • Literary Criticism

Imagining Adoption

Essays on Literature and Culture
Author: Marianne Novy
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472030026
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 316
View: 3977
Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists

    • Biography & Autobiography

How Did He Find Me? - an Adoption Story

A Memoir
Author: Leona Casey Signor
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532004427
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 50
View: 4411
This is the story of a small-town girl raised in a secure, happy Catholic home. Following in the footsteps of two great-aunts, she entered the convent at an early age. The semicloistered community proved to be a challenge to her health. She was forced to return home in order to heal from her ordeal in an overwhelming and strict environment. Upon returning home, she was ill-prepared to face life in the outside world. Its temptations proved to be too much for her. When she met a handsome young air force officer, she fell in love. As a result of this mating, she became pregnant. As she tells her young lover of her pregnancy, he declares, Im sterile. These hurtful words impact her life and that of her baby boy. She has caused a family scandal and cannot count on her family for support. She struggles to care for her baby, as she has no working skills and no money. After a ten-month struggle to care for her baby, the only solution is to put him up for adoption. This book documents the journey taken by this author and her son in finding each other.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Red Dust Road

An Autobiographical Journey
Author: Jackie Kay
Publisher: Atlas and Company
ISBN: 1935633341
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 4129
With warmth, humor and compassion, an adult adoptee learns how to treasure her adoptive family while tracking down her birth parents--her Scottish Highland mother and Nigerian father--and discovers that inheritance is about more than genes.

    • Family & Relationships

Talking with Young Children about Adoption


Author: Mary Watkins,Susan Fisher
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300063172
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 270
View: 3776
Discusses how young children make sense of the fact that they are adopted with 20 accounts of parents talking to their children about adoption.

    • Fiction

The Good Thief

A Novel
Author: Hannah Tinti
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780440337898
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 2910
Richly imagined, gothically spooky, and replete with the ingenious storytelling ability of a born novelist, The Good Thief introduces one of the most appealing young heroes in contemporary fiction and ratifies Hannah Tinti as one of our most exciting new talents. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • Kirkus Reviews Winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and an American Library Association Alex Award Twelve year-old Ren is missing his left hand. How it was lost is a mystery that Ren has been trying to solve for his entire life, as well as who his parents are, and why he was abandoned as an infant at Saint Anthony’s Orphanage for boys. He longs for a family to call his own and is terrified of the day he will be sent alone into the world. But then a young man named Benjamin Nab appears, claiming to be Ren’s long-lost brother, and his convincing tale of how Ren lost his hand and his parents persuades the monks at the orphanage to release the boy and to give Ren some hope. But is Benjamin really who he says he is? Journeying through a New England of whaling towns and meadowed farmlands, Ren is introduced to a vibrant world of hardscrabble adventure filled with outrageous scam artists, grave robbers, and petty thieves. If he stays, Ren becomes one of them. If he goes, he’s lost once again. As Ren begins to find clues to his hidden parentage he comes to suspect that Benjamin not only holds the key to his future, but to his past as well. Praise for The Good Thief "Every once in a while—if you are very lucky—you come upon a novel so marvelous and enchanting and rare that you wish everyone in the world would read it, as well. The Good Thief is just such a book—a beautifully composed work of literary magic."—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love "Darkly transporting . . . [In] The Good Thief, the reader can find plain-spoken fiction full of traditional virtues: strong plotting, pure lucidity, visceral momentum and a total absence of writerly mannerisms. In Ms. Tinti’s case that means an American Dickensian tale with touches of Harry Potterish whimsy, along with a macabre streak of spooky New England history."—New York Times


    • Biography & Autobiography

Writing Across Worlds

Contemporary Writers Talk
Author: Susheila Nasta
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415345668
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 381
View: 3047
Since its foundation in 1984, the literary magazine Wasafiri has featured work by authors who transport the mind beyond the maps of narrowly defined borders. This selection of interviews features writers who have featured in the magazine, explaining their work and the philosophies that underpin their ideologies.


    • Law reports, digests, etc

The Southwestern Reporter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
View: 7990

    • Law reports, digests, etc

The Northwestern Reporter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
View: 7853

    • Social Science

The Girls Who Went Away

The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
Author: Ann Fessler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110164429X
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 9641
In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.

    • Law

American and English Annotated Cases

Containing the Important Cases Selected from the Current American, Canadian, and English Reports, Thoroughly Annotated ... V. 1 [1901]-40 [1916B] 1916C-1918E.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 4190

    • Law reports, digests, etc

Annotated Cases, American and English

Containing the Important Cases Selected from the Current American, Canadian, and English Reports, Thoroughly Annotated
Author: Henry Noyes Greene,William Mark McKinney,David Shepard Garland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
View: 4736

    • Medical

Representations of HIV and AIDS

Visibility Blue/s
Author: Gabriele Griffin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719047114
Category: Medical
Page: 216
View: 5163
What happened to the plague of HIV/AIDS that once seemed so threatening? Gabriele Griffin argues that the explosion of HIV/AIDS into highly visible cultural forms, from movies, theatre, activist interventions, and art from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s has been replaced by a retreat to artisitic invisibility. Griffin suggests that changes in the understanding of HIV/AIDS, the shift from “dying of the disease” to “living with it” in Western cultures, and a failure to grasp the full extent of the growth and impact of HIV/AIDS in a number of African and Asian countries has led to the “death” of the disease in the Western media.