Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by David M. BrodzinskyHaving been adopted and having found my birth mother, I was intrigued by this book. It covers various seasons in an adoptees life and examines questions or actions of the adopted child. I found it to mirror many of the perspectives I have. I would highly recommend it to parents who have decided to adopt - it will help to understand the adoptees perspective. By the way, I am extremely grateful for the parents who have raised me. I consider my birth mother to be a woman who made a terrifically difficult decision. I admire her courage. I am grateful to her. Yet, she is a stranger to me.
" THE HIDDEN HEIRESS..." An Adopted Girl's Lifelong Search For Her True Identity- Book ©
I have so much praise for this book, the way it explains the different phases an adoptee may go through, and the triggers that can happen along the way. How the cognitive developmental stages work with understanding adoption, to different stressors, losses, the different phases of life.
David M. Brodzinsky
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self
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View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Book Condition: Used: Good. A rather thin volume that nevertheless will reassure adoptees that it is usual for questions about adoption and birth parents to persist throughout life. Most moving is the litany of losses that move adoptees to grieve, often unknowingly. Even infants only a few months old show signs of mourning their first caretakers.
Like Passages, this groundbreaking book uses the poignant, powerful voices of adoptees and adoptive parents to explore the experience of adoption and its.
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Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (Anchor Book)
A rather thin volume that nevertheless will reassure adoptees that it is usual for questions about adoption and birth parents to persist throughout life. Most moving is the litany of losses that move adoptees to grieve, often unknowingly. Even infants only a few months old show signs of mourning their first caretakers. Later, the authors say, adoptees may confront the loss not only of a birth family but of a personal and genetic history. The latter is particularly painful when it is time for young adults to begin their own families. Such life crises often kick off a search for birth parents.