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Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (Anchor Book) Paperback – March 1, 1993
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I would recommend it.
Adoptees in my generation (from what I have learned) were not taught or informed about the LOSS we suffered, being separated from our birth mothers. This book explores this loss, and then some.
It discusses so many points that I would write "YES! YES YES YES!" at random points in the book. It was a book that finally validated my feelings, and helped me to recognize that many of the emotions were normal for adoptees.
Not only was the book insightful for our emotions, but also very informative about different life stages and mentalities at these stages.
A definite must for adoptees. But it does provoke you to dig into that very very dark place inside you - so if you are not ready to explore that place, you might not want to read it yet.
I am sending this book to my adopted mother so that she can hopefully get a better idea of why I was acting out and being a "rebel" most of my life. Thank you to the authors for this wonderful book!! It was a definite tear-jerker!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this as a gift and have not had feedback as yet; I will update when I do.Published 2 months ago by NatesSweetpea
Although I am not adopted myself, I am a clinical psychologist who periodically ends up working with clients who have been adopted or in foster care or whose children have been put... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jennifer May, Ph.D.
This book painted adoption in a negative light. I believe it's purpose is to discourage abortion and adoption and to encourage those who experience an unwanted pregnancy to keep... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kate Moyer
Book arrived quickly, recommended for those with adopted kids or adopted kids.Published 13 months ago by Matthew Willis
Good information if you are planning to adopt or have an adopted son/daughterPublished 16 months ago by Beatriz De Nogales