Ann Fessler. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, as well as the spirit of those times, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade #ad - . The girls Who Went Away.
The Baby Scoop Era: Unwed Mothers, Infant Adoption and Forced SurrenderKaren Wilson-Buterbaugh #ad - By sharing the actual printed words of social caseworkers, lawyers, maternity home personnel, medical and mental health practitioners, judges, the methods used to ensure that "unwed" mothers would surrender their babies to mostly infertile strangers will be revealed. An expose of unethical and coercive adoption industry practices during a short period in American history known as the Baby Scoop Era Post WWII - 1972.
. These crimes against nature resulted in more than 1. 5 million vulnerable new mothers being permanently separated from newborns that they might have parented had they been informed of their civil, legal, human and Constitutional rights.
The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted ChildGateway Press #ad - Since its original publication in 1993, The Primal Wound has become a classic in adoption literature and is considered the adoptees' bible. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, and loss, attachment, bonding, it clarifies the effects of separation from the birth mother on adopted children.
. The primal wound is a book which is revolutionizing the way we think about adoption. Used book in Good Condition. In addition, validation for their feelings, it gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, as well as explanations for their behavior. The insight which is brought to the experiences of abandonment and loss will contribute not only to the healing of adoptees, adoptive families, and birth parents, but will bring understanding and encouragement to anyone who has ever felt abandoned.
Hole In My Heart: memoir and report from the fault lines of adoptionLeto Media #ad - Psychological research places her story in a larger context and illuminates the hard truths that are at the center of every adoption—loss, guilt, abandonment and an incomplete sense of identity. Hole in my heart is a birth mother’s story told by the brave woman who defied convention and in 1975 broke the silence of women who had lost children to adoption.
Numerous footnotes. Used book in Good Condition. An award-winning journalist and a pioneer in adoption reform, Lorraine Dusky tells the heart-breaking story of relinquishment, reunion and redemption as she and her daughter navigate new territory in building a relationship and Dusky becomes an outspoken advocate for opening sealed birth records for adoptees.
Hole In My Heart: memoir and report from the fault lines of adoption #ad - Her daughter, the adoptee with two families, also speaks of the complications and uncertainties that infuse her life.
Journey Of The Adopted Self: A Quest For WholenessBasic Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child's lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780465036752. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.
Condition: New. Betty jean lifton, whose lost and found has become a bible to adoptees and to those who would understand the adoption experience, explores further the inner world of the adopted person.
Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows UpNancy Verrier #ad - It is written for all members of the adoption triad: adoptees, and adoptive parents as well as those who are in relationship with them, birth parents, including professionals. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Tracking provided on most orders. It explains the influence imprinted upon the nuerological system and, thus, on future functioning. Coming home to Self is a book about becoming aware. It is a book which will help adoptees discover their authentic selves after living without seeing themselves reflected back all their lives.
Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up #ad - Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780465036752. It explains how false beliefs create fear and perpetuate being ruled by the wounded child.
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self Anchor BookAnchor #ad - 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. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. A major work, filled with astute analysis and moving truths.
. Anchor Books. Used book in Good Condition. Isbn13: 9780465036752. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders.
The Other MotherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - The child, in turn, would be placed with a “good” family, instead of having his life ruined by the stigma of illegitimacy. Not only for adoptive families and birth families, it is for everyone who longs to know how deep the levels are that connect us, and how precious. Gary zukav, the Seat of the Soul“.
. With her son’s encouragement and his adoptive mother’s cooperation, she tells their story. Reviews: “strength, joy, sadness, and the power of undeniable love abound in this book.500 great books by women a penguin books Reader’s Guide, 1994The list of authors goes back to the 11th century. Nominated “one of the best books of 1991.
The Other Mother #ad - American Library Association. Isbn13: 9780465036752. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Anchor Books. Readers quickly understand the trauma that lingers on deep in the hearts of birthmothers every day of their lives. Elliot bay booknotes“it should be a must read for anyone who considers adoption the ‘easy’ answer to an unwanted pregnancy.
The philadelphia inquirer“as she experiences pain and love, you’re on that roller coaster with her, as if the life she lived was yours. St.
You Don't Look AdoptedIndependently published #ad - Used book in Good Condition. As an adult, why i quit nearly everything i started, finances, relationships, why I struggled with things that came more easily to my friends jobs, self-esteem, I had no idea who I was, why I seemed hell-bent on throwing myself away. Isbn13: 9780465036752. Nearly penniless, I was living like a millionaire in the apartment of a fabulously famous writer.
Tracking provided on most orders. As a child, I traded safety for silence. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! It got to the point where i didn’t care if telling my story was going to kill me: I was going to find a way to tell it, because living a life that felt like a lie was unbearable. In order to write this book, maxed out my credit cards, I moved away from everything I knew, borrowed from friends and family, had lots of sex with strangers.
You Don't Look Adopted #ad - Condition: New. I ate cheesecake for dinner and fell in love with the East Village. Anchor Books. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. I was in for such a surprise. I broke almost every rule I ran into because I was afraid this kind of freedom couldn’t go on forever.
Mansion on a Hill: The Story of The Willows Maternity Sanitarium and the Adoption Hub of AmericaIndependently published #ad - It truly was a mansion on a hill and one of the largest of such facilities in America, this is the incredible, true story of The Willows and the compassionate family, yet savvy business owners, who started and operated the seclusion "home" from 1905 until its closing in 1969. Anchor Books. Condition: New.
The second part of the book "voices of The Willows" includes moving stories of those whose lives were touched and changed forever by The Willows. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9780465036752. Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders.
Mansion on a Hill: The Story of The Willows Maternity Sanitarium and the Adoption Hub of America #ad - For the readers of orphan Train comes the true story of a second wave of humanity that traveled to the Midwest by train. With over 35, 000 girls passing through its doorway, tales abound of Willows' children questioning the "who" and "why" as they search for answers to their separation. Changed laws and dNA testing are sparking reunions to happen more and more every day.
Not well documented in american history, over 100, 000 pregnant, unwed young women traveled mostly by train to Kansas City – known as the Adoption Hub of America – in the early- to mid-1900s. They would live in one of several maternity facilities before giving birth, signing their babies over for adoption and returning home empty handed and heartbroken.
Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption IssuesEntourage Publishing #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. A much-needed anthology addressing a variety of potential psychological and physiological concerns, Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues is a must-read for adoptees, Adoption Therapy, adoptive parents, and vitally, first families, mental health professionals.
Anchor Books. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Topics include: • the psychological dangers in leaving trauma and grief buried and unaddressed • the importance of community in healing the wounds of separation • understanding the physical and psychological effects of transracial adoption • Attachment—including the inability to attach, intimacy, inappropriate attachment, anger and rage, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder • Specific concerns for Late Discovery Adoptees • The relationship among trauma, complex grief, and substance abuse • For adoptive parents and adoptees: red flags when working with a therapist —Laura Dennis, and creating closeness • The life-long effects of pre- and perinatal trauma • Processing complex trauma, Anthology Editor and Author of Adopted Reality, and the myth of Reactive Attachment Disorder • Conception by rape: an adoptee speaks out • Co-dependency, A Memoir Used book in Good Condition.
Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues #ad - Isbn13: 9780465036752. With writing by adoptees, adoption therapy is a first-of-its-kind and wholly unique reference book, providing insight, adoptive parents, and clinicians, advice, and personal stories which highlight the specific nature of the adoptee experience.