Adoption, Search & Reunion: The Long Term Experience of Adopted Adults

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Children's Society, 2000 - Adoptees - 209 pages
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This book explores what happens in the long term when adopted adults search for - or are searched for by - their birth relatives. Based on research carried out with over 500 adopted people, the book examines the process of searching for identity: being told and openess about origins; the adoption experience; feelings of difference and belonging; tracing relatives; being rejected; the reunion experience and beyond. It also examines the particular dynamics of adoptions between people of different racial origins.

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PARTI SETTING THE SCENE
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A review of the research literature
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Methodology
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David Howe works in the Centre for Research on the Child and Family at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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