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The Adoption Searchbook [Paperback]

by Mary J. Rillera
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

April 1, 1993 0910143005 978-0910143004 3
A how-to book to guide adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents and siblings to find family members, documents and information.

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About the Author

MJ Rillera is the author of numerous books on search and reunion. Her work with thousands of families since 1973, and her personal experiences as both adoptee and birthparent, make her uniquely qualified to scrutinize family separation issues. She has a keen understanding of the emotional and procedural aspects of search, contact and reunion. She was founder of Triadoption, a Guardian Trustee for the International Soundex Reunion Registry and served on many Boards including those of Concerned United Birthparents and American Adoption Congress. Her writing reflects expertise in research methods and resources and a deep personal commitment to change.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Triadoption Publications; 3 edition (April 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0910143005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910143004
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Search Book March 10, 2000
Format:Paperback
As the former leader of an emotional support group, this is the book I recommended for people to use in conducting a search. Mary Jo has been involved in adoption searches long enough that she knows how to overcome the many difficulties. Some searches today go very fast, but this book will also help those people who are having a harder time at completing their search. Mary Jo understand the emotions of searching because she is one of "us."
Read Mary Jo's book, join a search and support group, and don't hire the typical private investigator. Searching is part of the healing process!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best search book around! April 26, 2006
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I used this book when I searched for my son in 1989 and was struck by not only how thorough Mary Jo is in sharing ideas, techniques and sample letters and forms; but also the emotional part of the search journey. It is crucial to go into these searches with our eyes wide open and understand all possible issues the person we seek might have, as well as our own feelings. We also have a responsibility to be discrete and sensitive when we search for our lost parents or children.

Mary Jo is both a natural Mother and an Adoptee. I think this is why she totally gets it as to our unique issues. Most of the available search books are written by detectives or other people who have no understanding of the enormous emotional impact search and reunion have. If I was recommending only one adoption search book - this would be the one!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Searcher's Bible December 1, 1999
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Format:Paperback
This book was a godsend! Wanted to find my family and didn't know where to start. This book did the trick. It took me through the process of gathering documents and information step-by-step. Now I'm going to buy The Reunion Book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars She knows me.... or so it seemed March 14, 2010
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I learned more about myself from this book, than any other source.

I was born (1956) and raised it New York (Westchester County / Whiteplains).
When I was almost 44 I learned from my older "brother", that I was adopted as an infant.
I found out that
My birth parents were Ross and Mary Wiseman;
and,
My birth name was Ross Wiseman.

What I didn't know, until I read this book, was how much being adopted had impacted my life! Before reading this book I would never have believed that something I never knew about, would have had such a profound affect on my life.

I work for a company that does personality profiling (The Omnia Group), and while our product explains a lot about me, I have always puzzled by the "gaps" between the "Profile" and who I actually am. This book has filled in many of those gaps.
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