September 15, 2011 To read this column on The Huffington Post, go to: http://tinyurl.com/pertmanhuff Politicians love to say it. Child-welfare professionals work mightily to practice it. American laws and practices promote its essential truth: every boy…
October 30, 2011 – Pertman is quoted in a USA Today article that discusses a current storyline on the hit-show Glee and argues that it does not accurately depict the truths of adoption. To read the…
May 10: I had the pleasure today of speaking with Raul Gallyot of KWMR on his “Pleasures in Taste” show. Discussed were issues and attitudes surrounding adoption and foster care. To learn more and listen, go…
April 28, 2011 I was interviewed today by CNN Senior Producer Jay Kemis for his blog. We discussed President Obama’s birth certificate, along with other adoption issues. To read the interview on CNN’s site, go to:…
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.
“When you’re looking at a program in general, you want a stable program, much like China,” says Sarah Hansen, adoption director for the Philadelphia area Living Hope Adoption Agency. “You should be able to get a fee breakdown of where the fees are going. You don’t want to see that any fees are unexpected. Adoptive families are targeted as having money. You want to find a program that isn’t a trend… just a stable fee schedule.”
Aired April 12, 2010 on “A closer look at the Russian adoption scandal”
(NECN) – Outraged Russian officials are calling for a halt to all adoptions by Americans after a Tennessee woman put her seven-year-old adopted son on a plane to Russia, alone, saying she was lied to about his mental state.
The 33-year-old single nurse reportedly sent the boy back to his homeland with a note saying his violent behavior included a threat to burn the family’s home down.
The State Department says it is working closely with Russian officials on the troubling case.
Russian officials say three families have already come forward asking to adopt the boy.
Adam Pertman, Executive Director of Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in Newton, Massachusetts, joins NECN for a discussion.
Aired April 11, 2010 on ABC. Adam comments about mom who sent her adopted son back to Russia. This is part of a 6 minute segment. Adam’s comments are about 3 minutes into the segment.
Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care: Traumatic Separations and Honored Connections by Deborah N. Silverstein and Susan Livingston Smith. Foreword by Adam Pertman.