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​Gretchen Sisson, PhD, 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.

Gretchen lives in San Francisco with her husband, three children, and their little free library. She is a native of Pennsylvania, and an alumna of Amherst College and Boston College. Gretchen is represented by McKinnon Literary.

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