Gretchen Sisson is a sociologist who studies abortion and adoption in the United States.
She is the author of Relinquished: The Politics of Adoption and the Privilege of American Motherhood, forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press (Macmillan) in February 2024. Available now for pre-order.
“Sisson’s comprehensive and harrowing debut draws on a decade of interviews and archival research to argue that America’s current discourse around adoption belies its insidious history of targeting vulnerable mothers and children...The result is a devastating and urgent condemnation of America’s adoption industry.”
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