xvi, 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
9780295990644 paperback alkaline paper 0295990643 paperback alkaline paper 9780295802039 e-book
Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in western history and biography ; 17.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-278) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: Taking a chance on the Pacific Northwest Seeking alternatives to institutional care Child relinquishment : the last best hope Sorted, boarded, and reformed : coming into the care of WCHS Completing God's plan and competing desires : negotiating adoptive parenthood Biology, botany, and belonging Traveling children : placement, re-placement, and return Conclusion: A home for every child : the elusive promise.