This is the crazy, true story of an evil woman, southern politics, and adoption. I thought this book was fascinating from start to finish: this woman posed as social services to take babies away from mothers she thought unfit, she put photos of babies in the newspaper at Christmas-time asking for people to adopt them, and the gave babies to judges, lawyers and law officials to gain favor in the community.
The author writes from an interesting perspective as she adopted her own daughter. Georgia Tann’s antics of trickery and theft helped to shape many current adoption laws, for better and for worse. This book was expertly researched and well-written.
I recommend this book for those anti-abortion folks who think that adoption is the best choice for “everyone.” Georgia Tann tore apart many families in her quest for wealth and “good” families.
I’m certain our TTRT readers will enjoy this pro choice book as well. Happy reading!
~Carmen, Planned Parenthood Advocate