Lessons from Harvard, B.J. Lifton . . . and Oprah

February 1, 2011 To read this column on The Huffington Post, go to: http://huff.to/gRuGHW I attended two events over the past weekend that, in very different ways, made me think of Oprah Winfrey (who is on…

Reinventing Adoption

Today, I’m offering a commentary stemming from one of the most significant and potentially far-reaching pieces of work the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute has ever produced. A version of this ran recently on The Daily Kos, but the topic is so important that I want to include it here, too, in the hope that it reaches as many people as possible.

Equal Rights … Something We Should All Care About

January 12, 2011 For my second posting on this blog (is it too late to figure out a more elegant word to describe these things?), I’m offering a commentary that is being published today on The…

It’s About All of Us

January 4, 2011 When a colleague at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute suggested about a year ago that I write a blog, I responded with (how shall I put this gently?) respectful skepticism. Why on…

Praise for “Adoption Nation”

“This book is an invaluable resource on all aspects of adoption.” —Deborra-lee and Hugh Jackman, adoptive parents “Adoption Nation is a treasure. It is the most complete book on adoption—ever—by one of the most eloquent, knowledgeable…

January 7, 2011: Expert Weighs in on LGBT Adoption: ‘Progress is Substantial’

Editor’s Note: Adam Pertman is Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a national nonprofit that is the preeminent research, policy and education organization in its field. He is also the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America. Pertman sat down with dot429 to discuss LGBT adoption, explaining the progress and the trials and tribulations.

There are claims that gay parents are unfit for parenthood. What is your response to these claims?

Pertman: Those claims are made by people who are either uninformed or homophobic.

January 7, 2011: ‘Practice Babies’: 1 Orphan Raised by 8 Mothers

‘Practice Babies’: 1 Orphan Raised by 8 Mothers
Adoption’s Dark History: What Happens When a Baby Is Coddled by Many but Bonds With None