Janice Branch Tracy's Adopted in Texas: The Story of Homestead PDF

By Janice Branch Tracy

ISBN-10: 1535008962

ISBN-13: 9781535008969

among 1954-1972, dwelling house Maternity domestic in castle worthy, Texas, housed hundreds of thousands of pregnant girls of every age, married and single, who got here to fortress worthy to offer delivery to infants they gave up for adoption via Homestead's baby placement supplier. a few members have talked about this time period in mid-century the USA because the "Baby Scoop Era," and to castle worthy, Texas, as an "Adoption Mecca." certainly, the lifetime of each girl who gave up her child for adoption was once replaced without end. writer Janice Tracy interviewed approximately 100 dwelling house delivery moms, adoptees, and adoptive mom and dad who shared together with her their own and emotional tales. In "Adopted in Texas," you'll examine the citadel worthy inn proprietor and the Baptist minister who all started home Maternity domestic, the medical professionals who introduced the infants at neighborhood hospitals, and the social employees and attorneys who facilitated the adoptions. additionally, you'll examine the problems adoptees and start moms nonetheless event in looking for one another. those searches were and stay complex a result of alleged destruction of Homestead's documents through those that operated the ability and by means of the maternity home's use of delivery moms' assumed names on clinic documents and different reliable files, together with unique beginning certificate filed with the country of Texas. at times, no unique beginning certificate exist in any respect. yet such a lot of all, you'll pay attention the reality approximately Homestead's maternity care and adoption practices throughout the voices of these who skilled the method firsthand.

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