Wall Street Journal Blog Reviews: “Adoption Nation”

If you are looking for a new book on adoption, The Wall Street Journal blog recently reviewed an updated edition of “Adoption Nation” by Adam Pertman, who is the Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.

According to the article “Adoption Nation” takes a look at the decline of international adoptions in the US, which coincides with the rise of foster care adoptions.

The book also takes a look at how the Internet has impacted adoption. According to the article, Pertman looks at how the Internet has become an outlet for “adoptees to find their birth parents,” and has also made it easier for birth parents and adoptees to remain in contact.

At Adoption STAR, we obviously agree that the Internet has had an impact on the adoption journey. We recently published recommendations on how to have a healthy relationship via social media as a birth parent, adoptive parent or adoptee.

I personally have not read “Adoption Nation” yet, but plan to in the near future, and will post a full review when I’m finished. Has anyone else read an earlier edition of “Adoption Nation?” What did you think? What are some other adoption-related books that you would recommend?