The only nonfiction account of the adoption agency scandal that began in the 1920s and eventually implicated not only the agency's administration but also local attorneys, court justices, and politicians.
Transnational surrogacy – the creation of babies across borders – has become big business. Globalization, reproductive technologies, new family formations and rising infertility are combining to produce a 'quiet revolution' in social and medical ethics and the nature of parenthood. Whereas much of the current scholarship has focused on the US and India, this groundbreaking anthology offers a far wider perspective. Featuring contributions from over thirty activists and scholars from a range of countries and disciplines, this collection offers the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy. Its innovative bottom-up approach, rooted in feminist perspectives, gives due prominence to the voices of those most affected by the global surrogacy chain, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents and the children themselves. Through case studies ranging from Israel to Mexico, the book outlines the forces that are driving the growth of transnational surrogacy, as well as its implications for feminism, human rights, motherhood and masculinity.
Drugs in Institutions Interstate placement and traffic in children and their drugging
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency
How would it feel to be a gifted and talented beautiful teenager who spiraled to her demise? How would it feel to be a single mother of twins who was declared unfit and lost her babies through a court system scam? "Babies for Sale" will captivate you, cause tears, rage, and even a joyous vindictiveness when the unknown hero ensures Justice is Served. The setting is colorful ... the 1960's, Liberty NY in the rural Catskill Mountains where many famous entertainers got their start, the parties, the motorcycles, the music, the murder scenes that look like accidents. The characters are memorable ... the tragic young mother, a mercenary judge and her gang of a foster home parent, social services and an attorney with mafia connections. They are pursued by a debonair special investigator and a young passionate pro bono defense lawyer. You will hold your breath during the over-the-top thrilling and terrorizing stalking and murder scenes. You will feel a sense of fervent gratification as the last bad guy gets Justice Served during a pink sunrise with the feeling that God could be watching and approving. Watch for the next book in the Justice Served series, "It's Cheaper to Let Them Die," that chronicles how servicemen plan to retaliate against their unfair treatment by Washington bureaucrats.
This volume collects in convenient form the most influential articles analysing the key issues surrounding children, medicine and the law today. Issues examined include the implications of assisted reproduction for children, neonatal intensive care, health care, HIV testing of new-born children.
This engaging textbook teaches basic writing strategies, using material that progresses logically and unusual assignments that are fun to do. Using sequenced writing assignments, this book's inviting style is built around the premise that writing is a more personal experience than an academic one. With a heavy emphasis on critical thinking, the text subtly teaches writing techniques, rhetorical modes, and how to develop writing confidence. The text is consistently fresh and motivational, and addresses the particular needs of basic-writing students in an engaging fashion.