WE ADOPTED A DAUGHTER by Harry Bell

WE ADOPTED A DAUGHTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A personal history of an adoption is told by the father in question and details all the steps, from the first interest, to the decision and on to the final legal procedure. That Barbara was two and a half and living in a foster home was a special hurdle; that there was conflict between her and Peggy was another; but the course of ""adult education"" straightened out with Barbara coming out of her shell with a rush. The firsts -- of baby sitters, Christmas, nursery school; the supervision of the Welfare agency, checking, investigating, before and during probation; the slow process of strangers getting to know each other and the daily details of growing security -- prove their worth, as, Barbara legally theirs, the family heads for California and a new type of living. Without the sparkle and warmth of We Adopted Three by Ernest Cady, (1952) this is average reportage in an area of special interests.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1954
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin