UNIVERSAL STORIES OF LONGING AND
Our quest for origin and, by extension,
identity is universal to the human experience. For the twenty-five
contributors to Somebody''s Child, the topic of adoption
is not-and perhaps never can be-a neutral issue. With unique
courage, each of them discusses their experience of the adoption
process. Some share stories of heartbreak; others have discovered
joy; some have searched for closure. Somebody''s Child
captures the many unforgettable faces and voices of adoption.
The third book in a series of
anthologies about the twenty-first-century family, Somebody''s
Child follows Nobody''s Mother and Nobody''s
Father, two essay collections from childless adults on
parenthood, family and choices. Together, these three books
challenge readers to reexamine traditional definitions of the
concept of "family."