In the complicated world of adoption reform, highly charged terms like "e;open adoption,"e; and "e;sealed records"e; and "e;search and reunion"e; create passionate debate on both sides.In his new book, Mike Chalek tells a compelling story from the point of view of a former adoptee who discovered the truth of his black market adoption late in adulthood. He fought back against the courts that covered up the fraud--and against his abusive adoptive family--by finding his birth family and with their blessing having the fraudulent adoption annulled and his rightful identity restored.When it comes to adoptee rights, Mike's case was a landmark victory in bringing to light the pitfalls of closed adoption practices and the social oppression that existed for young single mothers during the 1950s and 1960s, a time otherwise known as the Baby Scoop Era. It was a time that created a thriving black market in human trafficking, and that left many developed countries struggling under the constraints of unfriendly adoption legislation that is anti-family and denies adoptees their basic civil rights.Whatever you currently believe about the closed adoption system and about adoptees' rights to their own genetic information, this book is a starting point for reexamining our country's treatment of a significant minority population whose time has come, that of the adult adoptee.
Fraud on the Court
Universal Technical Systems, Inc.
Non Fiction /