Including More Than 450 Adoptee-Recommended Titles!

Category: Non-adoptee Author

  • The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

    The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

    by Nancy Newton Verrier

    The Primal Wound is a book which is revolutionizing the way we think about adoption. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it clarifies the effects of separation from the birth mother on adopted children. In addition, it…

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  • The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption

    The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption

    by Kathryn Joyce

    Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a “win-win” compromise in the never-ending abortion debate. But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become even more entangled in the conservative Christian agenda. The Child…

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  • Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self

    Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self

    by David M. Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Marshall D. Schechter, M.D., and Robin Marantz Henig

    The voices of adoptees trace how adoption is experienced over a lifetime in this look at adoption that uses the Erik Erikson seven-stage life-cycle as its model and offers astute analysis of the adoption experience. Author: David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schechter, Robin Marantz Henig Publication…

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  • The Adoption Triangle (reissue)

    The Adoption Triangle (reissue)

    by Arthur D. Sorosky, M.D., Annette Baran, M.S.W., and Reuben Pannor, M.S.W.

    A classic and the first to deal with how sealed and open records affect adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Originally published in 1978,” … it is as true and open as the changes advocated … comprehensive, factual, forward looking, totally honest, readable and thoughtful…

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  • An-Ya and Her Diary

    An-Ya and Her Diary

    by Diane René Christian

    An-Ya and Her Diary chronicles the journey of a fictional eleven-year-old adoptee from China. Written in diary format, young An-Ya reveals her emotional journey as she is catapulted from a Chinese orphanage into a middle class home in America. Author: Diane René Christian Publication Year: 2012 Critical…

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  • Adoptees Come of Age: Living within Two Families

    Adoptees Come of Age: Living within Two Families

    by Ronald J. Nydam

    Ronald Nydam acquaints the pastoral counselor with some of the struggles that adopted people confront in their development and in their adult lives. Drawn from the compelling stories of people who have been adopted, this book provides an intelligent and accessible description of the distinct…

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  • Between, Georgia

    Between, Georgia

    by Joshilyn Jackson

    A fictional story about a woman caught between two feuding families — her adoptive and birth families — in the small town of Between, Georgia. Author: Joshilyn Jackson Publication Year: 2006 Critical Reviews Adoptee Reviews:  Other Reviews:  All Bookshop and Amazon links on this site are affiliate…

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