The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption


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When Jessie Hawkins adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didn t, at first, know what to think. She d wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt. Instead, she felt like she d done something wrong. Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a win-win compromise in the never-ending abortion debate. But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in "The Child Catchers," adoption has lately become ...