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By Janice Branch Tracy

ISBN-10: 1535008962

ISBN-13: 9781535008969

among 1954-1972, domicile Maternity domestic in citadel worthy, Texas, housed millions of pregnant ladies of every age, married and single, who got here to castle worthy to provide delivery to infants they gave up for adoption via Homestead's baby placement corporation. a few participants have said this time period in mid-century the United States because the "Baby Scoop Era," and to citadel worthy, Texas, as an "Adoption Mecca." surely, the lifetime of each lady who gave up her child for adoption was once replaced ceaselessly. writer Janice Tracy interviewed approximately 100 abode delivery moms, adoptees, and adoptive mom and dad who shared along with her their own and emotional tales. In "Adopted in Texas," you'll examine the fortress worthy resort proprietor and the Baptist minister who begun home Maternity domestic, the medical professionals who added the infants at neighborhood hospitals, and the social employees and attorneys who facilitated the adoptions. additionally, you are going to examine the problems adoptees and delivery moms nonetheless adventure in trying to find one another. those searches were and stay complex a result of alleged destruction of Homestead's documents by way of those that operated the power and by means of the maternity home's use of delivery moms' assumed names on medical institution files and different professional records, together with unique delivery certificate filed with the nation of Texas. occasionally, no unique start certificate exist in any respect. yet so much of all, you'll listen the reality approximately Homestead's maternity care and adoption practices in the course of the voices of these who skilled the method firsthand.

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