The Traffic in Babies: Cross-Border Adoption and Baby-Selling Between the United States and Canada, 1930-1972
Référence bibliographique 
Balcom, Karen Andrea. 2011. The Traffic in Babies: Cross-Border Adoption and Baby-Selling Between the United States and Canada, 1930-1972. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Intentions : «In this book, I trace the efforts of national, provincial, and state child welfare leaders, of immigration and consular officials, and of politicians, police, and criminal prosecutors to close the gaps and control the flow of babies across Canada-US border between 1930 and 1972.» (p. 4)
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
The author advances two major arguments. The first «[…] is that child welfare reformers in the United States and Canada saw the cross-border ‘traffic in babies’ as a dangerous affront to their vision of ‘sound adoption practice’ and as an opportunity to push the adoption reform agenda of professional social work. […] [Her] second argument is that controlling the traffic in babies required establishing connections and building bridges between private and public social agencies, between states and provinces, and between federal governments and state/provincial governments.» (p. 4-5) The book is relevant for Famili@ because the author addresses the issue of placements for Catholic children from Quebec between 1945 and 1960.