Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birthparents, and Adoptive Parents

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Penguin Books, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 363 pages
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What happens when an adoptee decides to locate a birthparent or a birthparent wants to find a child given up long ago? How does one search for people whose names one does not know? And what happens during a reunion? In 1983, Jean A. S. Strauss was faced with these questions when she began her search for her birthmother, and in this inspiring new handbook, she shares her experience. Strauss will help you throughout this significant time. Brimming with important reference sources and dozens of true-life stories, this valuable resource will guide you in:

Making the difficult decision to search
Navigating through the emotional turbulence of a reunion
Dealing with the impact of the search on the adoptive parents

Compassionate and insightful, Birthright is for anyone seeking to connect with someone long lost.

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User Review  - lisamunro - LibraryThing

I really liked this book, as it covers all aspects of search and reunion. Additionally, its geared to all members of the triad, including the "fourth dimension," the siblings and relatives of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

This is a great reference/guide to people who are looking for their birthparents and have no idea where to start or birthparents who are looking for the children they gave up. There are a few checklists at the back of the book which are also very useful. Read full review

Contents

SEARCH
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MY SEARCH
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THE FIRST STEPS
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Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Jean A. S. Strauss is the wife of a college president and the author of Birthright (Penguin) and lives in Claremont, California.

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