Melosh Discusses Sex Preferences in Adoption

Posted: November 12, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Barbara Melosh, English and Women’s Studies professor, has been working on a book about the history of adoption in the United States. Through her research, she found that soon-to-be biological parents prefer boys, while adoptive parents prefer girls.

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Melosh discusses the differences in preference between biological and adoptive parents in her lecture, “Girls in Demand: Sex Preferences in Adoption,” presented at Crossroads Restaurant on the third floor of the Johnson Center.

The dinner, dessert, and lecture is an annual event sponsored by the Women’s Studies Research and Resource Center. It begins with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and dessert and the lecture at 7:30 p.m. Melosh holds a question and answer session after her lecture.

The cost of dinner, dessert, and the lecture is $15. Dessert and lecture costs $5. RSVP by Nov. 12. Checks can be made payable to GMU Women’s Center, MS 5B6. For more information, call x32896.

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