Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother

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Andrews and McMeel, Jan 1, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 148 pages
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While books about adoption proliferate, none of them addresses the subject of open and interracial adoption like Jana Wolff's personal and frank account does in [i]Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother[/i]. Often irreverent, always insightful, surprisingly funny and stunningly honest, [i]Secret Thoughts[/i] tells it like it is: How it feels for a woman to look nothing like her child and to know the woman who does. This fiercely honest and funny book answers questions no one dares to ask: What if I don't like the child I get? Will she want the baby back? If this is the happiest day of my life, why am I so sad? Am I too white for a kid this black? Chapter titles include: "The Myth of Bliss," Friendly Racism," "Meeting Your Child's Mother," and "Adopted Poop Doesn't Smell Any Different."

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

While our experiences as adoptive mothers are quite different, I enjoyed reading about Ms. Wolff's feelings during the adoption process and in those first years. It is a stretching experience to learn ... Read full review

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User Review  - autumnesf - LibraryThing

Author talks about her journey through an adoption. Very fast and easy read. Good to read as she covers alot of the emotions and thoughts we go through but never say out loud. Read full review

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Mr Mrs Perfect
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Meeting Your Childs Mother
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Wolff is frequently asked to write and speak about adoption, race and families.

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