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Adam Pertman

executive director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

Adam Pertman was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his writing about adoption in The Boston Globe, where he was a senior reporter and editor for 22 years before turning his career toward adoption. His book, Adoption Nation was named Book of the Year by the National Adoption Foundation. Pertman's other honors include the Angel in Adoption Award from the US Congress, the Special Friend of Children Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, and the Friend of Adoption Award from the ODS Adoption Community of New England among others. Pertman's commentaries have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald and on NPR, among others. He has been a guest on many radio and television programs, including Oprah and The Today Show.