Lost Found

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 047203328X
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Explores the obstacles and issues that adoptees, orphans, and foster children face when they have been separated from a parent or denied the right to know their origins

The Adoption Experience

Author: Ann Morris
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857001167
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This is a book of real life stories of adopters which takes the reader through every stage of the adoption process starting with the moment when they decide that adoption is the right option for them to the stories of adoptees brought up by adoptive parents. In between, the book looks at all the different types of adoption that are carried out by all sorts of families from all sorts of children of every race and age and with every kind of problem. They range from babies who are only days old when they are taken into an adoptive family to teenagers with a multitude of psychological and physical problems. The book looks at both the success and failure of these adoptions. Its aim is to inform and enlighten professionals, adopters, potential adopters and all those whose lives have in some way been touched by adoption or want to know more about it. In 15 chapters it includes more than 70 real life stories which are all told from the heart sometimes in a moment of crisis and sometimes at a time of joy. They are not analysed, they are true stories about how it feels to be at the centre of adoption. All the stories, which have been recounted over the past 10 years, are reflective of adoption today in Britain. The book also includes a chapter on the legal aspects of adoption and a further chapter of useful information and addresses.

A For Adoption

Author: Alison Roy
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000042111
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The experience of adoption—both adopting and being adopted—can stir up deep emotional pain, often related to loss and early trauma. A for Adoption provides insight and support to those families and individuals facing these complex processes and challenges. Drawing on both a psychoanalytic, theoretical framework and first-hand accounts of adopters, adoptees, and professionals within the adoption process, Alison Roy responds to the need for further and consistent support for adoptive parents and children, to help inform and understand the reality of their everyday lives. This book explores both the current and historical context of adoption, as well as its depiction within literature, before addressing issues such as conflict in relationships, the impact of significant trauma and loss, attachment and the importance of early relationships, and contact with birth families. Uniquely, this book addresses the experiences of, and provides support for, both adoptive professionals and families. It focuses on understanding rather than apportioning blame, and responds to a plea from a parent who requested "a book to help me understand my child better".

Healing The Adoption Experience

Author: Nancy Parkhill
Editor: Bookman Publishing & Marketing
ISBN: 9781594530807
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Finally a book about adoption that has proven techniques for improving the life of the Adult Adoptee. It helps you to remove the shame connected with being adopted; the grief that is on a cellular level can finally be dealth with!This book tells the story of the early life of Peggy Barnes, and moves the adopted child through leaving the orphanage to life with her adoptive parents, where she was renamed Nancy Parkhill. This book is written for the Adult Adoptee, the Therapist that works with adult adotpees, the adoptive family, and the birth mother.The exercises presented help the Adoptee reach closer concerning her Adoption Experience so that she is no longer carrying the shame of being adopted

Families For Black Children The Search For Adoptive Parents An Experience Survey By E Herzog And Others

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The Emotional Experience Of Adoption

Author: Debbie Hindle
Editor: Taylor & Francis
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Adoption is an extremely complex and emotionally demanding process for all those involved. This book explores the emotional experience of adoption from a psychoanalytic perspective, and demonstrates how psychoanalytic understanding and treatment can contribute to thinking about and working with adopted children and their families. Drawing on psychoanalytic, attachment and child development theory, and detailed in-depth clinical case discussion, The Emotional Experience of Adoption explores issues such as: the emotional experience of children placed for adoption, and how this both shapes and is shaped by unconscious processes in the child's inner world how psychoanalytic child psychotherapy can help as a distinctive source of understanding and as a treatment for children who are either in the process of being adopted or already adopted how such understanding can inform planning and decision making amongst professionals and carers. The Emotional Experience of Adoption explains and accounts for the emotional and psychological complexities involved for child, parents and professionals in adoption. It will be of interest and relevance to anyone involved at a personal level in the adoption process or professionals working in the fields of adoption, social work, child mental health, foster care and family support.

Opportunities For Adoption Act Of 1977

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Human Resources. Subcommittee on Child and Human Development
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Adoption And Foster Care 1975

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Children and Youth
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Implementation Of The Interethnic Adoption Amendments

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Human Resources
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Federal Adoption Policy

Author: United States
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Lifegivers

Author: James L. Gritter
Editor: Child Welfare League of Amer
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No one seems sure what to make of birthparents. Most of the time, birthparents are simply discounted; the adoption system is pleased when they fade into the woodwork. We seldom afford birthparents an influential or enduring place in the adoption process. In Lifegivers: Framing the Birthparent Experience in Open Adoption, open adoption practitioner James Gritter examines all the ways in which birthparents are marginalized. He provides a glimpse of the birthparents' emotional roller coaster ride as they struggle with grief, ambivalence, and regret. Most importantly, he makes the persuasive case that if the institution of adoption exists to benefit children, then adopted children are best served when birthparents and adoptive parents work together to ensure that the birthparents remain a part of their children's lives. Gritter challenges us to treat everyone involved in the adoption process -- birthparents, adoptive families, and, above all, the children -- with honor and respect.

The Mortality Experience Of Life Assurance Companies

Author: Institute of Actuaries (Great Britain)
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The Debates In The Several State Conventions On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution As Recommended By The General Convention At Philadelphia In 1787

Author: Jonathan Elliot
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The Primal Wound

Author: Nancy Newton Verrier
Editor: Nancy Verrier
ISBN: 9780963648006
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The Primal Wound is a book which will revolutionize the way we think about adoption. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it clarifies the effects of separation from the birthmother on adopted children. In addition, it gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. The insight which Ms. Verrier brings to the experiences of abandonment and loss will contribute not only to the healing of adoptees, their adoptive families, and birthmothers, but will bring understanding and encouragement to anyone who has ever felt abandoned.

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need To Succeed

Author: Sherrie Eldridge
Editor: Delta
ISBN: 9780440338987
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Do I have what it takes to be a successful adoptive parent? Does my child consider me a successful parent? Will I ever hear my rebellious teen say, “I love you”? What tools do I need to succeed? In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns of adopted children, whose unique perspectives offered unprecedented insight. In this all-new companion volume, Eldridge goes beyond those insights and shifts her focus to parents, offering them much-needed encouragement and hope. Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee and an expert in the field of adoption, Eldridge shares proven strategies and the moving narratives of nearly one hundred adoptive families, helping parents gain a deeper understanding of what is normal, both for their children and themselves. By first strengthening yourself as a parent, you’ll be able to truly listen to your child, and to connect with him on every level, by opening the channels of communication and keeping them open forever. Then you and your child can grow closer through the practical exercises at the end of every chapter. Discover how to • be confident that your role in your child’s life is vital and irreplaceable • pass on the legacy of healthy self-care by assessing and regulating your stress • communicate unconditional love to your child • talk candidly with your child about her adoption and her birth family • teach your family how to respond positively to insensitive remarks about adoption • connect with other adoptive families–and build a support network • plus learn to become a “warrior” parent…settle the “real parent” question…cope with emotional triggers–what to do when you “lose it” . . . celebrate the miracle of your family…and much more From the Trade Paperback edition.

Psychological Issues In Adoption

Author: David Brodzinsky
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275979706
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Shows how changes in social and sexual mores in Western countries over the last three decades have decreased the number of babies born and adoptable, thus creating a new state of adoption for adoptive children and parents in North America.

The Metaphysic Of Experience Containing Book Iii Chapter Vi And Last The Foundations Of Ethic And Book Iv The Real Universe

Author: Shadworth Hollway Hodgson
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Unlocking The Adoption Files

Author: Paul Sachdev
Editor: Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books
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Presents the results, conclusions, and policy recommendations from his three-year Canadian study of the four groups involved in the adoption experience--adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, and adoption agency personnel. Explores the attitudes of all parties involved in adoption, toward liberalizing the current policy of secrecy.

Somebody S Child

Author: Bruce Gillespie
Editor: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926971035
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Stories of origin and creation govern how all cultures understand themselves. For the 25 contributors to Somebody's Child, the topic of adoption is no—and perhaps never can be—a neutral issue. With unique courage, each of them talks about his or her experience of the adoption process. Some speak of heartbreak; some have found modified “happy endings”; others have discovered joy. All have been changed by discovering the vital facts of their own birth and origin. Somebody's Child contains a wide array of true stories: a young man explores his love for his adopted sister; a woman comes to grips with the truth about her birth parents; a mother of two talks about meeting her “first son,” the baby she gave up; and, a lawyer tells about discovering her Nigerian family. Somebody's Child captures the many unforgettable faces and voices of adoption. he third book in a family of anthologies about the 21st-century family, Somebody's Child follows up on Nobody's Mother and Nobody's Father, two essay collections from childless adults on parenthood, family and choices. Together, these three books challenge readers to redefine our traditional definitions of the concept of “family.”