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among 1954-1972, home Maternity domestic in citadel worthy, Texas, housed millions of pregnant ladies of every age, married and single, who got here to castle worthy to provide start to infants they gave up for adoption via Homestead's baby placement corporation. a few members have mentioned this time period in mid-century the USA because the "Baby Scoop Era," and to citadel worthy, Texas, as an "Adoption Mecca." indisputably, the lifetime of each girl who gave up her child for adoption was once replaced endlessly. writer Janice Tracy interviewed approximately 100 home start moms, adoptees, and adoptive mom and dad who shared together with her their own and emotional tales. In "Adopted in Texas," you are going to examine the fortress worthy lodge proprietor and the Baptist minister who all started abode Maternity domestic, the medical professionals who added the infants at neighborhood hospitals, and the social staff and legal professionals who facilitated the adoptions. moreover, you are going to examine the problems adoptees and start moms nonetheless adventure in looking for one another. those searches were and remain complex as a result of alleged destruction of Homestead's documents by way of those that operated the power and through the maternity home's use of start moms' assumed names on clinic files and different reputable records, together with unique beginning certificate filed with the nation of Texas. now and again, no unique beginning certificate exist in any respect. yet such a lot of all, you'll pay attention the reality approximately Homestead's maternity care and adoption practices during the voices of these who skilled the method firsthand.

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