A father grieves his troubled adopted son

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Edwards Hirsch Although I have compassion for Edward Hirsch and Janet Landay, I have to believe that if they had known something about the effects of adoption, their son might be alive today. Instead he died of an overdose in 2011 at age 22. The elegy Hirsch wrote for him is the subject of a New Yorker article "Finding the Words" by Alec Wilkinson.Hirsch and Landay adopted their son, whom they named Gabriel after the Biblical Gabriel, at six days. . . .

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