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The Baby Thief The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, The Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption

The Untold Story Of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption

by Barbara Bisantz Raymond

The baby thief; The Untold Story Of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption

by Barbara Bisantz Raymond
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2007
Recipient of an Angel in Adoption Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption

A Gripping Investigative Narrative on the Dark Past of Adoption in the US

Published in 2007, The Baby Thief is an investigative narrative written by Barbara Bisantz Raymond. The book focuses on Georgia Tann and her shocking crimes toward children who were put up for adoption from 1924 to 1950. It is an absolute page-turner that has been optioned for film by award-winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Praise for The Baby Thief

“The portrait of Tann that emerges is a domineering, indefatigable figure with an insane commitment to ends-justify-the-means logic …. A riveting array of interviews with Tann’s former charges reveals adults still struggling with their adoption ordeal, childhood memories stacked with sexual abuse, torture and confusion. A rigorous, fascinating, page-turning tale, this important book is not for the timorous.”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Raymond recounts this astonishing and horrifying true story with tremendous self-awareness and intrepid research into Tann’s ongoing legacy.”
The Tampa Tribune

“You could never sell the story of Georgia Tann as fiction. Sadly, … Tann’s crimes were all too real, and Raymond recounts them in carefully researched, awful detail.”
Nashville Scene

“The Baby Thief is a hallmark of investigative journalism—an emotionally charged story of families living through a dark and complex time in American history. It is handled with honesty and tact. It will change you forever.”
– J. M. Cornwell, Authorlink

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