Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society / Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate.
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- ISBN: 9781432878221
- ISBN: 1432878220
- Physical Description: 427 pages (large print) : photographs ; 23 cm
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 
- Copyright: ©2019
|Formatted Contents Note:||
From the authors -- Prologue -- Part one: truth meets fiction -- Chapter 1: real-life adoptees -- Chapter 2: in their own voices -- Part two: RSVP -- Wish we could be there -- Chapter 3: a cadillac and a secret -- In black and white -- Chapter 4: clues from a high school science class -- What's in a name -- Chapter 5: it's all in the DNA -- Tenacity and time -- Chapter 6: one day old and sent to Memphis -- Part three: reunion -- Where the story begins -- Chapter 7: born on Christmas day -- Hidden rooms of the heart -- Chapter 8: a political baby -- The why and how -- Chapter 9: a Hollywood life -- An unwritten script -- Chapter 10: left to die -- Do the right thing -- Chapter 11: reunion eve -- Chapter 12: the only home she knows -- Open and closed -- Chapter 13: handed off in a train station -- Points of interest -- Chapter 14: a pair of brown paper bags -- Late arrivals -- Chapter 15: seven-dollar baby -- Family "bibles" -- Chapter 16: the court case -- Newly extraordinary -- Chapter 17: the night all the babies died -- What if? -- Chapter 18: four sisters -- The lesson of forgiveness -- Part four: the reckoning -- Chapter 19: a historic cemetery and final peace -- Chapter 20: afterward -- Acknowledgments -- Photo credits.
From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and journalist Judy Christie, who documented the stories of fifteen adoptees in this book, many determined Tann survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families. Here many victims return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion . . . with extraordinary results.
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|Subject:||Tennessee Children's Home Society > Corrupt practices > History.
Adoption agencies > Corrupt practices > Tennessee > History.
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