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Family Matters: Adoption and Foster Care in Children's Literature

Family Matters: Adoption and Foster Care in Children's Literature

To help librarians and teachers gain a deeper understanding of this sensitive subject, Family Matters: Adoption and Foster Care in Children's Literature takes a close look at 115 works of children's literature that have themes related to adoption and foster care, including many that have received the Newberry Award, Caldecott Award, or other prestigious honors from the American...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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