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 gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. (Amazon)
Author: Nancy Newton Verrier
Publication Year: 1993
Recommendation: See adoptee reviews.
- Birth Psychology
- British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)
- Canadian Council of Natural Mothers
- Fostering Perspectives