From the Publisher: Oct 9 1989

Few stories strike such emotional resonance among their authors as this week's cover on adoption. The profound complexities of the subject were especially well understood by at least one correspondent, researcher and writer: all three have experienced adoption firsthand. Los Angeles correspondent James Willwerth, who suggested the project, is the adoptive father of Piya, 5, and Mike, 4. Already parents of a son, David, who arrived the conventional way, Willwerth and his wife Ardis chose a daughter and a second son from two different Bangkok orphanages during his assignment in Thailand. Giving a home to "waiting" children "longing for love and...

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