Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self

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Doubleday, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 213 pages
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As recently as a generation ago, being adopted seemed no different from being raised by one's birth family. In recent years, however, studies have shown that being adopted can color many aspects of the adoptee's life. This ground-breaking book uses the voices of adoptees to trace the experience over a lifetime.

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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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User Review  - mattrutherford - LibraryThing

Psychological approach to issues adoptees face throughout their lives. Some of it resonates with me, especially the parts about feeling that one doesn't exist, and also the dawning realization that I could die without knowing who I really am. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Context of Adoption
7
InfancyThe First Year oj Life
26
Copyright

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