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A Life Let Go: A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption by [Florin, Patricia]
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"A Life Let Go is a collection of compelling stories told withgreat insight and compassion, each one so different, yet all reveal thedevastating impact of the closed adoption system and the tragedy of living in arigid and judgmental society. Highly recommended." -Carol Schaefer, author of The Other Mother and its sequel, Searching...
 
"As an adoptiveparent of the '60s, reading A Life Let Go was painful and illuminating.... Must reading for adoptive parents,important reading for adoptees..., and an occasion for appreciating andcelebrating the shared experiences." --Herbert Long,Th.D.; Diplomate, Process Oriented Psych.; Former Dean of Students and PeabodyLecturer, Harvard Div. School; Adjunct Faculty, Marylhurst Univ.
 
"A Life Let Go invitesus into the amazing transformation possible when the trauma of giving up a babyis healed through love, honesty, and courage in this heart rending andinspiring true story... I highly recommend these stories of women who have givenup their babies due to social mores, family pressure, or emotional andfinancial limitations.... Inspires compassion and deep healing." - Becky Hale, Psychotherapist
"Imprisoned by a secret... Florin recounts in heartbreaking detail how she becomes a shadow in her own home ... and surrenders her child to adoption. Sheyearns to know what became of her daughter, but the closed adoption bars herfrom knowing even her name. When her daughter finds her years later, Florinconfronts the secrets and reconciles the past. She finds comfort in a circle ofwomen who have surrendered children to adoption and skillfully weaves theirstories into this memoir of loss, recovery, and the enduring power of love." - Janet Oelklaus, NW Calif. Rep., AAC 

About the Author

After being found by the daughter she gave up for adoption, Patricia helped develop and run a support group for birth families, adoptees, and adoptive parents for eleven years. She now lives with her husband on their organic farm in Williams, Oregon. In addition to freelance editing and occasional farmwork, she devotes most of her time to writing fiction, memoir, and poetry. You can find out more at: www.PatriciaFlorin.info.

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  • File Size: 819 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996582355
  • Publisher: Long Journey Home Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0139IXSHQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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