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Gabrielle Glaser with American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

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Gabrielle Glaser with American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

June 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Cost: free

As closed records of adoption are being legally challenged in states nationwide and open adoption is the rule today, journalist Gabrielle Glaser takes us back to a dark time in America’s history. Her acclaimed book reveals the lucrative and exploitative adoption industry during the 1960s Baby Boom, when agencies removed children from their birth mothers, placed them with hopeful families, and then firmly closed the door between them. Acting “in the best interests of all,” they separated families, including Margaret Erle’s. Don’t miss hearing her story of love, loss, and the search for identity – a tale that she and her son born in 1961 share with millions of Americans, their “powerful” family history “illuminating a universal truth” (The New York Times Book Review).

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost:
free
Website:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CLUUf61_Qo6lwrs5RJf_4A

Organizer

American Ancestors / NEHGS
Phone:
617-226-1226
Email:
education@nehgs.org
Website:
https://www.americanancestors.org/education/events-and-programs

Venue

online
No Address
Boston, 02116
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Phone:
617-226-1226
Website:
AmericanAncestors.org

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