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Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States by Ellen Herman (review)
Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
hile adoption has only touched a minority of US families, it occupies a significant place in the national imagination. Adoption marks a boundary between private and public, where individual freedom to form families meets social concern for the proper nurture of children. As a planned, regulated child welfare practice, adoption itself is a twentieth-century invention and has undergone dramatic shifts during its brief history. Ellen Herman, a professor of history at the University of Oregon,doi:10.1353/hcy.2013.0014 fatcat:65ngenvsinfthhgvurthow22ta