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UNH Hosts Adoption Expert

Adam Pertman, former Boston Globe reporter, speaks Nov. 28

By Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH News Bureau

November 26, 2001


DURHAM, N.H. -- Adam Pertman, author of "Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America" and a former journalist with the Boston Globe, will speak and sign books at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. as part of Adoption Awareness Month.

Pertman's book was recently named Book of the Year by the National Adoption Foundation. Before devoting himself full-time to issues relating to changing American families, he was an editor and reporter for the Boston Globe, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles he wrote about adoption and his assignments included covering the Middle East peace process, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the O.J. Simpson trial. His presentation, in the Memorial Union Building, room 330, is free and open to the public.

The program is sponsored by the UNH Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Social Work Department and the Institute on Disability. Diana Post, a research assistant in the institute, an adoptee, and an advocate for adoption reform, will also speak about inclusion of adoption triad members in curriculum, programming and policies. She lectures on adoption and has worked to bring adoption-related programming to the university. Post has also been involved in the adoption reform movement on the state and national levels.

In addition, the Missing in Adoption quilts will be on display. These quilts represent more than 18 million Americans who have been separated and kept apart from their loved ones by the closed adoption system. For more information about this event or if you have interest in helping to spread the word about adoption, call Post at (603) 862-3767.

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