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How It Feels to Be Adopted

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  5 reviews
19 boys and girls, from age 8 - 16 and from every social background, confide their feelings about this crucial fact.
ebook, 128 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by Knopf (first published 1982)
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Kaitlin
Nice mini-memoirs from children who have been adopted. This is rather dated (look at the pictures), which is a disadvantage in that adoption custom and law have changed, and technology available to children has as well. Searching for a birthparent is not only likely easier than it was in the 80s, but it is also often unnecessary, as open adoption has become more commonplace, and being adopted is no longer something to be hidden (though there are still plenty of negative stereotypes).

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Christen
Interesting to read. I had never previously thought about how it would feel to be adopted. This is a very short book, mostly helpful probably to teens who were adopted, and who feel alone in their feelings.
Marsha
This was a book I had from back in high school - decided to read to maybe get an idea of where AK is coming from - really old book, somewhat outdated, published in 1982 - probably made me more anxious than comfortable
Denise
Nothing spectacular.
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