The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

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BAAF, Sep 14, 2009 - Adopted children - 186 pages
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Originally published in 1993, this classic piece of literature on adoption has revolutionised the way people think about adopted children. Nancy Verrier examines the life-long consequences of the primal wound' - the wound that is caused when a child is separated from its mother - for adopted people. Her argument is supported by thorough research in pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding and the effects of loss.'

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User Review  - ginalouise -

This book was so stupid I thought. As an adoptee I thought it was sooooo untrue. It sounded to me like people using the fact that they are adopted as an excuse for their problems and bad behavior. Im ... Read full review

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User Review  - hypatia_lea - LibraryThing

I initially thought this book was just someone being a little too fanciful. But then of the adult-adoptees that I know, I could definitely say that the 'primal wound' applies to about half of them ... Read full review

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