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It's Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, and Open Adoption Paperback – March 5, 2017
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More than just stories, It's Not About You explains how open adoption, search and reunion relate to development, as well as physical and psychological health. Every adoptive parent should read this before their child hits puberty. Every therapist should read this before ever attempting to work with an adult adoptee.
This book provides a much-needed missing piece in the literature about why adoptees' feelings about birth families need to be acknowledged and honored by all those who work with and care about adoptees. I am grateful for the courage and frankness of those adoptees who shard their stories, as well as for the wisdom provided by therapists and other professionals. It's a book I'm sure I'll come back to again and again.
This is an essential text for experienced adoption workers or those currently in training. Bottom Line: I highly recommend this poignant and sobering book to others and feel that it should be required reading for adoptive parents, prospective adoptive parents or anyone working in the field of adoption or the child welfare system.
Wayne D. Duehn, Ph. D.
Professor Emeritus of Social Work
The University of Texas at Arlington
This book is tremendous effort to convey just that. An anthology of writing from those who have experienced adoption first hand and worked in adoption up close, it is filled with lived wisdom and authentic emotion, stories and advice. A must read for all who live adoption!