BARTHOLET, Elizabeth. American, b. 1940. Genres: Law, Social commentary. Career: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., NYC, staff attorney, 1968-72; Legal Action Center, NYC, founder, 1973, president and director, 1973-77, member of board of directors, 1977-; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, assistant professor, 1977-83, professor of law, 1983-, now Morris Wasserstein Professor. Publications: Family Bonds: Adoption and the Politics of Parenting, 1993, rev. ed. as Family Bonds: Adoption, Infertility, and the New World of Child Protection, 1999; Nobody's Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative, 1999. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles and chapters to books. Address: Law School, Hauser 422, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.