HaMakom Book Club Currently Reading
American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption, by Gabrielle Glaser.
Claiming to be acting in the best interests of all, the adoption business was founded on secrecy and lies. American Baby lays out how a lucrative and exploitative industry removed children from their birth mothers and placed them with hopeful families, fabricating stories about infants' origins and destinations, then closing the door firmly between the parties forever. Adoption agencies and other organizations that purported to help pregnant women struck unethical deals with doctors and researchers for pseudoscientific "assessments," and shamed millions of young women into surrendering their children.
Book Discussion Monday, June 7 at 4 PM on Zoom