Adam Pertman In The Media

October 30, 2011 – Pertman is quoted in a USA Today article that discusses a current storyline on the hit-show Glee and argues that it does not accurately depict the truths of adoption. To read the entire article, go to: http://usat.ly/sEvDTE.

October 28, 2011 – The Huffington Post ran a blog posting from Pertman entitled “From Steve Jobs to Kids in Foster Care: Lessons During National Adoption Month.”  To read the entire article, go to: http://huff.to/v7WTPf.

October 25, 2011 – In the Denver Post, an article by Colleen O’Connor, “More and more, adoptions being made out of foster care,” quotes Pertman regarding the increase in adoptions from foster care and the need for post-adoption support services.  To read the article, go to: http://bit.ly/tt35C2.

 October 20, 2011 – An Associated Press report by Kelli Kennedy entitled “Adoptions Spiked among Gay Couples in Past Decade” references the Institute’s report “Expanding Resources for Children III: Research-Based Best Practices in Adoption by Gays and Lesbians”  and quotes Pertman.  To read the article in its entirety, go to: http://apne.ws/rZhHQm. ABC News, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times all ran stories about this important publication.

October 14, 2011 – Caryn Sullivan refers to Pertman and Adoption Nation in an article entitled “Adoption: Change is afoot” that appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. To read the article, go to: http://bit.ly/rsmZII.

October 10, 2011 – Pertman was interviewed on America’s Radio News Network; he discussed how millions of people are touched by adoption and how it is transforming our country. To hear the interview, go to: http://bit.ly/w2msWw.

October 6, 2011 – Pertman was featured on an ABC Nightline segment that focused on the life of Steve Jobs and addressed the question of nature vs. nurture; that is, did the fact that Jobs was adopted affect his success? To view the segment, go to: http://abcn.ws/rXCDlg.

September 27, 2011 –WomensRadio aired an interview with Pertman entitled, “The Adoption Revolution.” To listen to the interview, go to: http://bit.ly/per0Oy.

September 16, 2011 – “Mothering in the Middle,” a blog for new mid-life mothers, posted an excerpt from Pertman’s new book, Adoption Nation, entitled “Don’t Whisper, Don’t Lie – It’s Not a Secret Anymore.”  To read the excerpt, go to: http://bit.ly/nzFgxv.

September 15, 2011 – A commentary by Executive Director Adam Pertman – entitled “With So Many Kids Who Need Families, Why Are We Rejecting Parents?” – appeared in the Huffington Post. To read the commentary, go to: http://huff.to/p5Jjjn.

August 26, 2011 – Executive Director Adam Pertman was quoted in “The Ethicist” column in the New York. To read the column, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/magazine/the-ethicist-secret-history.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=pertman&st=cse

August 19, 2011 – Pertman appeared on the Today show discussing birthfather rights as a preview for a Dateline segment on a contested adoption. To see the Dateline segment, go to: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032600/#44209050.

August 16, 2011 – Pertman is featured in an ABC News article about a mother and daughter who were reunited after being victims of an adoption scam 34 years earlier. To read the article, go to: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/seymour-fenichel-baby-mother-reunited-34-years-adoption/story?id=14314781.

August 15, 2011 – Pertman was interviewed by Armin Brott, a well-known parenting expert on his “Positive Parenting” show. To hear the interview, go to: http://www.mrdad.com/radio/2011/08/15/the-adoption-revolution-finding-your-perfect-family-size/.

August 2, 2011 – In a Minneapolis StarTribune article, “New Challenges Unite Adult Adoptees,” Pertman discussed how adoption was once “a secretive, shame-filled, stigmatized process.” To read more, go to: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/126529928.html.

August 1, 2011 – Adoption Nation was recognized in an article published in Bay Windows entitled “10 books every LGBT parent should read.” To read the article, go to: http://tinyurl.com/TenBooks.

July 27, 2011 – In an article on ABC News, “Graying Adoptees Still Searching for Their Identities,” Pertman discussed the need for adult adoptees to have access to their original birth certificates. To read the article, go to: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/adult-adoptees-fight-access-original-birth-certificates/story?id=11230246.

July 6, 2011 – Pertman was interviewed by Patt Morrison NPR show in Southern California discussing the research that supports adult adoptee access. To listen to the interview, go to: http://bit.ly/n1OHX3.

July, 2011 – Pertman and his newly released book, Adoption Nation, were featured in the July issue of Adoption Today magazine in an article entitled, “A Revolution in the Family.” To read the article, go to: http://tinyurl.com/ATPertman.

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