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Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birthparents,and Adoptive...
What happens when an adoptee decides to locate a birthparent or a birthparent wants to find a child given up long ago? How does one search for people whose names one does not know? And what happens during a reunion? In 1983, Jean A. S. Strauss was faced with these questions when she began her search for her birth-mother, and in this inspiring new handbook, she shares her e ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by Penguin Books
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I highly recommend this book to anyone affected by adoption or anyone who is searching for their parents/grandparents. Strauss talks about an adoptee's innate desire to know her roots as well as the feelings that come with the anticipation of reunion and the reunion itself. Using personal and other people's experiences, she talks about the different perspectives of reunion (adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees). For those who are considering reunion, or for those adoptive parents who ar ...more
This was one of the early books on the topic and like anything new it was viewed as dangerous and simultaneously dismissed. It's a book that gets the last laugh because it's psychological truth makes it stand today, after the harsh welcome and in a much more crowded field. Well written, engaging, crisp.