201: Beyond The Shadow History of Adoption

A Look Back At 20th Century Adoption Practices With Bestselling Author Gabrielle Glaser

Beyond the shadows of adoption coverjpg

Adoption: The Long View Podcast, Episode 201

How different is adoption now compared with the closed adoption era? And what does that mean for adoptive parents? Gabrielle Glaser is the author, most recently, of American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption, which tells the shocking truth about postwar adoption in America through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their lifelong search to find each other. Gabrielle is here to talk with us because of the impact of secrets on the adopted person, as well as the innate need many people have to know and connect with their origins. Here's what you need to know now.

Show Notes

Website: GabrielleGlaser.com

American Baby on Amazon

Gabrielle Glaser’s other books on Amazon

Lori’s post on Three Identical Strangers and the Louise Wise agency, STILL keeping secrets until 2065! Defending the Indefensible


Read Full Transcript

About this Podcast

Lori Holden (The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole) brings to you an array of articulate and thought-provoking guests with lived experience in adoption, each with valuable insights to share about the all-encompassing journey of parenting an adopted person from babyhood to toddlerhood to school age to teenage -- and ultimately to adulthood. Join us as we explore Adoption: The Long View.

Named a Top 25 Adoption Podcast

Lori Holden