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Mamalita an adoption memoir by Jessica O"Dwyer

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Published by Seal Press in Berkeley, CA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Intercountry adoption -- Guatemala -- Case studies,
  • Intercountry adoption -- United States -- Case studies,
  • Adoptive parents -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Jessica O"Dwyer.
GenreCase studies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV875.58.G9 O39 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24039951M
ISBN 109781580053341
LC Control Number2010001781
OCLC/WorldCa502304305

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