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, abode Maternity domestic in citadel worthy, Texas, housed hundreds of thousands of pregnant ladies of every age, married and single, who got here to castle worthy to offer delivery to infants they gave up for adoption via Homestead's baby placement service provider. a few members have spoke of this time period in mid-century the US because the "Baby Scoop Era," and to fortress worthy, Texas, as an "Adoption Mecca." indubitably, the lifetime of each girl who gave up her child for adoption used to be replaced ceaselessly. writer Janice Tracy interviewed approximately 100 domicile beginning 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 resort proprietor and the Baptist minister who begun dwelling house Maternity domestic, the medical professionals who added the infants at neighborhood hospitals, and the social employees and attorneys who facilitated the adoptions. furthermore, you are going to examine the problems adoptees and start moms nonetheless adventure in looking for one another. those searches were and remain advanced as a result alleged destruction of Homestead's documents by means of those that operated the power and by means of the maternity home's use of beginning moms' assumed names on medical institution files and different reputable files, together with unique delivery certificate filed with the kingdom of Texas. from time to time, no unique start certificate exist in any respect. yet so much of all, you are going to listen the reality approximately Homestead's maternity care and adoption practices throughout the voices of these who skilled the method firsthand.

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