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The Resource Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption, E. Wayne Carp

Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption, E. Wayne Carp

Label
Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption
Title
Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption
Statement of responsibility
E. Wayne Carp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pioneering adoption activist Jean Paton (1908-2002) fought effectively for 50 years to reform American adoption. Paton gave adult adoptees a voice and provided them with a healthy self-image; facilitated thousands of meetings between adult adoptees and their families of origin; fought to open sealed adoption records; and indefatigably explained the adoption experience to a wider public. Paton's ceaseless activity created the preconditions for the explosive emergence of the adoption reform movement in the 1970s. She was also instrumental in the formation of two of the movement's most vital organizations, Concerned United Birthparents and the American Adoption Congress. Using previously unexamined sources, historian E. Wayne Carp offers the first-ever biography of Jean Paton. Beginning in 1951, Paton, a twice-adopted, middle-aged ex-social worker, dedicated her life to overcoming American society's prejudices against adult adoptees and women who give birth out of wedlock. Her unflagging efforts over the next five decades helped reverse social workers' harmful policy and practice concerning adoption and sealed adoption records and change lawmakers' enactment of laws prejudicial to adult adoptees and birth mothers, struggles that continue to this day"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carp, E. Wayne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paton, Jean M
  • Paton, Jean M
  • Adoption
  • Open adoption
  • Adoptees
  • Birthparents
  • Social workers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Adoptees
  • Adoption
  • Birthparents
  • Open adoption
  • Social workers
  • United States
Label
Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption, E. Wayne Carp
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The search for identity -- The birth of a reformer -- The Life History Study Center -- On the road -- Religion and reunion -- Illegitimacy, traumatic neurosis, and the problem of affliction -- Orphan Voyage -- Orphan Voyage moves south -- The new adoption reform movement -- Organizing the movement -- Sealed adoption records -- Ombudsman -- The American Adoption Congress -- Straight ahead -- The great American tragedy
Control code
ocn871258019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 403 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306463522
Lccn
2013036411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 577603
  • 22573/ctt1d610z7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871258019
Label
Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption, E. Wayne Carp
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The search for identity -- The birth of a reformer -- The Life History Study Center -- On the road -- Religion and reunion -- Illegitimacy, traumatic neurosis, and the problem of affliction -- Orphan Voyage -- Orphan Voyage moves south -- The new adoption reform movement -- Organizing the movement -- Sealed adoption records -- Ombudsman -- The American Adoption Congress -- Straight ahead -- The great American tragedy
Control code
ocn871258019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 403 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306463522
Lccn
2013036411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 577603
  • 22573/ctt1d610z7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871258019

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