Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter (reissue) by Betty Jean Lifton

In this significant and lasting account, Betty Jean Lifton, acclaimed author of several books on the psychology of the adopted, tells her own story of growing up at a time when adoptees were still in the closet. Twice Born recounts her early struggle with the loneliness and isolation of not knowing her birth parents; her identification, as a journalist in the Far East, with the orphans left behind by American soldiers in Japan and Vietnam; and the guilt she experiences over what feels like a betrayal of her adopted parents as she sets off on a forbidden quest to find her roots. (Amazon)

Adoptee Author: Betty Jean Lifton

Publication Year: 2006 (original 1975)

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