Journey Of The Adopted Self

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780786723560
Size: 11.81 MB
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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. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child's lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.

Journey Of The Adopted Self

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786723564
Size: 16.29 MB
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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. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child’s lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.

Journey Of The Adopted Self

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: UOM:39015026868391
Size: 13.51 MB
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The author of Lost and Found examines the adopted child's lifelong struggle to formulate a sense of personal identity, tracing the stages of the healing journey and explaining why a search for biological roots represents a journey toward wholeness.

Lost Found

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472033287
Size: 12.75 MB
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Explores the obstacles and issues that adoptees, orphans, and foster children face when they have been separated from a parent or denied the right to know their origins

Being Adopted

Author: David M. Brodzinsky
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385414269
Size: 11.99 MB
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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.

Coming Home To Self

Author: Nancy Newton Verrier
Publisher: Nancy Verrier
ISBN: 0963648012
Size: 10.65 MB
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This book is a must-read for adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and those who live with, work with, and counsel them. It is also for anyone who believes that they are living an unauthentic life. This book explains the role of separation trauma in the life of adoptees and birth mothers and how that trauma affects the neurological system. It demonstrates how the inner, fearful child may be running the lives of adoptees. It shows how the meaning we give to events determines our beliefs and how those beliefs control our feelings, attitudes and behavior. It gives guidelines for discovering the authentic self and for becoming accountable for our impact on others. Reading this book should improve relationships, including reunions. It will help adoptive parents empathize with their children and teach them how to respond to their behavior and regulate their feelings. It will help professionals understand the issues specific to adoption and be better able to treat them. This book is about authenticity and accountability.

Black Market Baby

Author: Renée Clarke
Publisher:
ISBN: 0933294069
Size: 10.44 MB
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Half the U.S. population (140 million Americans) have an adoption in their immediate family. There is an estimated seven million, or one-third of the Canadian population, involved in the triad of adoption. The thread of this book is adoption through which the fascinating twists of Clarke's life are woven: divorce, dropping out, living in the wilderness, overcoming cancer, estrangement of her children, and finding a soul mate. Black Market Baby chronicles the life journey and search for birth parents, evolving into an epic tale of illegitimate babies sold illegally through adoption rings operating in Montreal, Quebec, and the northeast United States during the 30s, 40s and early 50s. This intriguing account is told against a backdrop of historical events from 1940 to the present day. Renee Clarke writes of her solace found in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains, her deep and abiding love for three daughters and her lengthy, life-changing search for her natural mother ... the roots she never knew. In the course of doing so, she pens a totally frank and remarkably detailed journey of life. - Jane Sullivan, former First Lady of Wyoming Renee Clark has transformed a personal story into a universal one. - Adoptee This is a rewarding book for anyone who has ever wondered what it is like to be adopted - and for those who are. - B.J. Lifton, author of Journey of the Adopted Self, Twice Born and Lost and Found.