Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self

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Anchor Books, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 213 pages
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Recent studies have shown that being adopted can affect many aspects of adoptees' lives, from relationships with adoptive parents to bonds with their own children. Using their combined total of 55 years experience in clinical and research work with adoptees and their families, the authors use the voices of adoptees themselves to trace how adoption is experienced over a lifetime.

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BEING ADOPTED: The Lifelong Search for Self

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A rather thin volume that nevertheless will reassure adoptees that it is usual for questions about adoption and birth parents to persist throughout life. Using Erik Erikson's stages of life as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - autumnesf - LibraryThing

Goes through each stage of life & how loss/grief in adopted children can manifest itself. I found this informative - there are things I would not have recognized as grief without reading this. Recommend as a read - not sure that I would buy it to refer to in the future. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Robin Marantz Henig is the author of six books, including "A Dancing Matrix: How Science Confronts Emerging Viruses". She routinely writes about science & medicine for such publications as the "New York Times Magazine" & "USA Today". She lives in Maryland.

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