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Being Adopted

Being Adopted Author David M. Brodzinsky
ISBN-10 0385414269
Release 1993
Pages 213
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Recent studies have shown that being adopted can affect many aspects of adoptees' lives, from relationships with adoptive parents to bonds with their own children. Using their combined total of 55 years experience in clinical and research work with adoptees and their families, the authors use the voices of adoptees themselves to trace how adoption is experienced over a lifetime.

Being adopted

Being adopted Author Stephanie Herbert
ISBN-10 0878684786
Release 1991-11-01
Pages 24
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A little girl tells what it is like to have been adopted.

Coping with Being Adopted

Coping with Being Adopted Author Shari Cohen
ISBN-10 0823907708
Release 1988-01
Pages 126
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Discusses feelings and questions associated with being adopted, taking into account both birth parents and adoptive parents and dealing with the beginning, the end, and everything in between.

Being Adopted Is Super Duper Special

Being Adopted Is Super Duper Special Author Christine Burger
ISBN-10 0996383611
Release 2015-10-01
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Being Adopted is Super-Duper Special! lovingly explains what "being adopted" means and why having a forever-family is so wonderful. Recipient of the Mom's Choice Award--Honoring Excellence.

Adopted and Blessed

Adopted and Blessed Author Carolyn J. Galler
ISBN-10 1515327345
Release 2017-06-17
Pages 38
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This book is for anyone that has ever felt rejected, unloved, abandoned or lost. These circumstances are sometimes hard to overcome and for others to understand. However, there is purpose to your pain and those in this position can definitely have happy fulfilling lives. This first step is to acknowledge your hurt and then get on the path of healing...

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew Author Sherrie Eldridge
ISBN-10 9780307570819
Release 2009-10-07
Pages 240
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"Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why Was I Adopted

Why Was I Adopted Author Carole Livingston
ISBN-10 0818405880
Release 1997-02-01
Pages 47
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Offers a simple explanation of the facts of adoption process designed to reinforce the young child's feelings of love and self-esteem


Adopted Author Suzanne Buckingham Slade
ISBN-10 9780810885691
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 232
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The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teenagers, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. These feelings may be compounded by the isolation they feel because most friends and family members cannot fully relate to their situation. Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to explore their feelings as they read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens. Through these stories, adopted teens can learn how others have resolved some of their adoption issues and gain powerful insights from those who have experienced some of the same frustrations, struggles, and concerns. This book addresses various issues such as: finding out you’ve been adopted fitting in searching for birth parents meeting birth parents international adoption transracial adoption what defines a family This revised edition also features discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help teens and loved ones acknowledge and verbalize their concerns. With up-to-date statistics, as well as insights from experienced adoption professionals who offer practical advice, this edition of Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource for adopted teens as well as their families and friends.

Everything You Need to Know about Being Adopted

Everything You Need to Know about Being Adopted Author Laura Kaminker
ISBN-10 0823928349
Release 1999-01
Pages 64
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Discusses some of the issues that affect people who have been adopted as they grow older, including cultural differences, self-esteem, and coping with prejudice, and provides information on whether, when, and how to search for one's birth parents

Being Adopted

Being Adopted Author Maxine B. Rosenberg
ISBN-10 0688026737
Release 1984
Pages 48
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Several young children recount their experiences as adopted members of their families.

The Shape of Destiny

The Shape of Destiny Author M. D
ISBN-10 154544501X
Release 2017-04-17
Pages 34
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I was told I was adopted when I was so young that I don't even remember being told... it was just the way it was. But my curiosity ran deep, and my fantasies ran wild. The struggle between not wanting to hurt my adoptive parents but yet needing to know where I came from led me to the doorstep of my birth mother, and beyond...

Being Adopted Through Karah s Eyes

Being Adopted Through Karah s Eyes Author Devra Kinnett
ISBN-10 9781449055622
Release 2010-03
Pages 44
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The book is a fun and easy way to explain to children who are adopted that they're as loved as biological children are.

Adopted Into God s Family

Adopted Into God s Family Author Trevor J. Burke
ISBN-10 9780830826230
Release 2006-10-24
Pages 233
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Trevor Burke argues that the scripture phrase "adopted as sons," while a key theological metaphor, has been misunderstood, misrepresented or neglected. He redresses the balance in this comprehensive study of the phrase. "This volume not only probes a neglected theme; it also edifies," says D. A. Carson.

The Experience of Being Adopted

The Experience of Being Adopted Author Susan G. Barns
ISBN-10 OCLC:335174634
Release 2009
Pages 174
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[Abstract] This qualitative research study utilized a composite of multiple cases to consider the subjective experience of being adopted. In this study being adopted is defined as an individual over the age of 18 who was adopted and raised by an alternative "mother figure" rather than by his/her biological parent(s). The experience of 12 men and women, ages 28 to 62, was explored through personal interviews. The data were subsequently analyzed first using a case study model which includes: exploratory work, exploratory-descriptive work, and focused-descriptive work and then using an integrative psychoanalytic model (Pine, 1990). The results of this study indicate that there are "hidden stories", used here as a metaphor for unconscious wishes that are ever present in the mind of the adoptee within the extracted themes of Searching and Avoiding the Unknown; Loss, Abandonment, and Rejection of a Defective Child versus Chosen for Being Special; Aloneness, Connectedness, and Inherent Contradictions; and Identity Formation: Adopted versus Birth Self. Feeling unworthy or less than compared to others, they often disguise their own wants, desires, and lose awareness of themselves and others. They often are unable to satisfy their own needs for love, acceptance, and validation and withdraw from perceived unacceptable feelings. A lifetime is spent looking for and defending against being adopted and different from others, not adopted. Becoming aware of the meaning surrounding adoption for the person is the beginning of the healing process and perhaps the integration of the self that has the inner experience of a lived with family and a fantasized family. The results of this study can enable psychologists, as well as other mental health professionals, to access their own mindfulness and sensitivities to the themes identified and work closely with the adoptees inner feelings of being relinquished so they can be the wanted and special child in another family.

How It Feels to Be Adopted

How It Feels to Be Adopted Author Jill Krementz
ISBN-10 9780307820297
Release 2012-05-23
Pages 128
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In these wonderfully straightforward accounts of what it means to children to be adopted, nineteen boys and girls, from eight to sixteen years old—and from every social background—confide their feelings about this crucial fact of their lives. It is deeply affecting to listen to these children as they reveal their questions, frustrations, difficulties, and joys with an honesty that is immediate, convincing, and stirring. Their generosity will provide solace and strength for thousands of other children who share with them the experience of being adopted—and who will be helped to understand that their own emotions are normal and appropriate.

Twice Born

Twice Born Author Betty Jean Lifton
ISBN-10 0312187661
Release 1998-04-15
Pages 288
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Told at seven that she was adopted and at thirty that her natural parents were still living, the author recounts her psychological, emotional, and actual search for her origins and her subsequent meeting and relationshp with her natural mother

Psychological Issues in Adoption

Psychological Issues in Adoption Author David Brodzinsky
ISBN-10 0275979709
Release 2005
Pages 324
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Shows how changes in social and sexual mores in Western countries over the last three decades have decreased the number of babies born and adoptable, thus creating a new state of adoption for adoptive children and parents in North America.