Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother
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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Review: Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive MotherUser Review - Dan Phillips - Goodreads
Originally published in 1997, this is a brief memoir about a white couple's adoption of a mixed-race / predominantly black boy, told from the mother's (Wolff's) point of view. The title pretty much ... Read full review
Review: Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive MotherUser Review - Bethany - Goodreads
This book was written in 1997. Now that adoption is much more mainstream, I have to thank her for the admissions of her thought processes. Wolff says the things people think but everyone's afraid to ... Read full review
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