Adoption Nation

Mar 20, 2013

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. Thursday, we invite you to share your own stories as Pertman joins Doug to talk about how adoption is transforming America.

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