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By Janice Branch Tracy

among 1954-1972, home Maternity domestic in citadel worthy, Texas, housed hundreds of thousands of pregnant girls of every age, married and single, who got here to castle worthy to offer beginning to infants they gave up for adoption via Homestead's baby placement company. a few contributors have talked about this time period in mid-century the USA because the "Baby Scoop Era," and to castle worthy, Texas, as an "Adoption Mecca." undoubtedly, the lifetime of each girl who gave up her child for adoption used to be replaced endlessly. writer Janice Tracy interviewed approximately 100 dwelling house delivery moms, adoptees, and adoptive mom and dad who shared together with her their own and emotional tales. In "Adopted in Texas," you'll examine the castle worthy resort proprietor and the Baptist minister who begun home Maternity domestic, the medical professionals who introduced the infants at neighborhood hospitals, and the social staff and attorneys who facilitated the adoptions. moreover, you are going to examine the problems adoptees and start moms nonetheless event in trying to find one another. those searches were and stay advanced as a result of the alleged destruction of Homestead's files via those that operated the power and via the maternity home's use of start moms' assumed names on clinic documents and different legit records, together with unique start certificate filed with the kingdom of Texas. every so often, no unique start certificate exist in any respect. yet such a lot of all, you'll listen the reality approximately Homestead's maternity care and adoption practices throughout the voices of these who skilled the method firsthand.

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