Blood and Water: American Adoption Stories – Brandie Greenlee (1994)

(Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.) Source: Greenlee, Brandie. “Adoption Interview: 1994.” E-mail interview by author. November 20, 2016.            Full Transcript below. Ventura, Stephanie J., M.A., and Christine A. Bachrach, Ph.D. “Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States, 1940–99.” Cdc.gov. October 18, 2000. Accessed November 22, 2016. … More Blood and Water: American Adoption Stories – Brandie Greenlee (1994)

Blood and Water: American Adoption Stories –  Real Parents, Real Children (1993)

Source: Gulden, Holly Van, and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb. Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child. New York: Crossroad, 1993. Micki McGee, Self-help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life (Oxford 2005) p. 200   “I am adopted,” I have said many times to friends, strangers, anyone with whom the subject came up. “Oh. Where is … More Blood and Water: American Adoption Stories –  Real Parents, Real Children (1993)

Funny Face

Source: Funny Face. Directed by Stanley Donen. Performed by Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Accessed December 2, 2016. In 1957, Audrey Hepburn stepped once again into the Hollywood spotlight in the film Funny Face. Her character, Jo Stockton, is a quiet bookstore worker who get ropes into being the face of a campaign for Unique … More Funny Face

Single Mothers and Poverty: A Historical Battle

Poverty has always existed in the United States, however the problems fluctuate as the country progresses. While today’s single mothers experience high social stigma for their poverty and behaviors associated with poverty, poverty during wartime, for example, is less stigmatized because it is a condition of the cultural whole rather than the minority. Consequences were … More Single Mothers and Poverty: A Historical Battle

Blood and Water: American Adoption Stories – Kith, Kin, and Family (2005)

Source: Haslanger, Sally Anne., and Charlotte Witt. Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005. In the opening essay of the compilation Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays, Sally Anne Haslanger and Charlotte Witt, feminist historians, explore the epistemology of the words “kith” and “kin”. Whereas we treat kith and kin … More Blood and Water: American Adoption Stories – Kith, Kin, and Family (2005)