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Adoption Nation

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There was a time when adoption was a closely guarded family secret. Author Adam Pertman says that’s partly because people made the mistake of trying to replicate a stereotypical biological family. But in the US today, some 100 million people are in adopted families and issues of race, equality, identity and personal history are making families more complex. Monday, Doug talks with Pertman about how adoption is transforming America. (Rebroadcast)

Adam Pertman is Executive Director of the Donaldson Adoption Institute and a former Pulitzer-nominated journalist. He's the author of Adoption Nation [ Amazon/ Indiebound] and co-author of Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men [ Amazon/ Indiebound]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.