Do genetics determine the kind of people we turn out to be? Or is it society and our upbringing? Those may be universal questions, but they are much more starkly posed in the case of adoptive parents and children. Sociologist Kay Trimberger reflects on her experience as an adoptive parent and her journey to make sense of nature and nurture.
E. Kay Trimberger, Creole Son: An Adoptive Mother Untangles Nature and Nurture Louisiana State University Press, 2020