Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search For Self (anchor Book)

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This Groundbreaking Book Uses The Poignant, Powerful Voices Of Adoptees And Adoptive Parents To Explore The Experience Of Adoption And Its Lifelong Effects. Prologue Our Six Themes -- Voices Of Adoptees -- Personal Note -- Introduction: The Context Of Adoption -- Adoption: Solution Or Risk? -- Losses Of Adoption -- Lifelong Search For Self -- Adoption Adjustment Across The Life Span -- Impact Of Open Adoption And Other Variations Part 1 Adopted Child -- Infancy -- The First Year Of Life -- Sense Of Self, The Growth Of Trust -- Setting The Stage For Adoption Adjustment -- Word About Bonding -- Attachment: The Essential Bond -- Vagaries Of Temperment -- Different Style Of Family Building -- Part Ii The Adopted Adult -- When Are You A Grown-up? -- Search For Identity Continues -- Seeking And Achieving Intimacy -- Parenthood: Undoing Past Mistakes -- Acceptance About Being Adopted -- Part Iii Conclusions -- Implications Of International Adoptions -- Special Needs: The New Euphemism -- How Open Is Open Enough? David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schechter, Robin Marantz Henig. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 203-205) And Index.

Authors : David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schecter, Robin Marantz Henig

Publisher : Anchor

Published Year : 1993

Edition : Reprint

Format : Paperback, 224 pages

Language : English

Dimensions : 5.15 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

ISBN : 0385414269

ISBN13 : 9780385414265


Overview :

Like Passages, this  groundbreaking book uses the poignant, powerful voices of  adoptees and adoptive parents to explore the  experience of adoption and its lifelong effects. A major  work, filled with astute analysis and moving  truths.

Recent studies have shown that being adopted can affect many aspects of adoptees' lives, from relationships with adoptive parents to bonds with their own children. Using their combined total of 55 years experience in clinical and research work with adoptees and their families, the authors use the voices of adoptees themselves to trace how adoption is experienced over a lifetime.