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Adoption Related Bibliography

The first 8 items below can be ordered directly from us

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Adoption Healing... a path to recovery
by Joe Soll 조살, LCSW, Adoptee, Psychotherapist.

The US price is $23.50 including S&H. 

(Additional S&H for orders outside the US).
An exploration of the development of the personality of the adoptee and suggested methods of
 healing the hurt child within.

Click on the book's cover for reviews and table of contents.

 

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Adoption Healing... a path to recovery for mothers who lost children to adoption
by Joe Soll 조살, LCSW, Adoptee, Psychotherapist and Karen Wilson Buterbaugh, Mother.

The US price is $25.50 including S&H.

(Additional S&H for orders outside the US)... 
 An exploration of the coersion of women to surrender their babies to adoption and suggested methods of healing the wounds of that loss.
Click on the book's cover for reviews and table of contents.

 

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Adoption Healing... a path to recovery Supplement
by Joe Soll 조살, LCSW, Adoptee, Psychotherapist.

The US price is $25.50 including S&H. 

(Additional S&H for orders outside the US).  This addition to the Adoption Healing series contains information that was not included in the two originals.
A further  exploration of the effects of separation of mother and child and suggested methods of  healing the hurt child within.
Click on the book's cover for reviews and table of contents.

 

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Adoption Healing... a path to recovery Articles, etc.
by Joe Soll 조살, LCSW, Adoptee, Psychotherapist.

The US price is $23.50 including S&H. 

(Additional S&H for orders outside the US).  This addition to the Adoption Healing series is a compilation of all the articles that I have been asked to write in the last year, plus more than a half dozen chapters with totally new material. The articles address specific issues faced by adoptees and mothers of adoption loss and suggest new exercises and methods of healing the wounds while working towards better relationships, peace and contentment.  Additionally, a half  dozen articles from Voices from Exile by Joss Shawyer, author of  Death by Adoption are included.
Click on the book's cover for reviews and table of contents.

 

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Evil Exchange- a Boots Beaumont mystery
by Joe Soll and Lori Paris 

An adoptee is stunned to find out that as an infant, he was sold on the black market by a notorious baby seller who falsified his records. For the last forty-three years,
his life has been a lie. An FBI agent discovers the makings of a modern day baby selling ring which leads him on a cross-country chase to find those responsible for the
 horrific crimes.   These two powerful stories collide in an emotionally charged ride that will keep you on the edge of our seat from start to finish.


Click on the cover or order button to read sample chapters

 

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                               Fatal Flight – A Boots Beaumont Mystery

                                           by Joe Soll and Lori Paris


                                      Fasten your seat belts.  A mysterious plane crash and Fatal Flight begins. This is a chilling novel that exposes the dark side of industrial espionage,  trafficking of
                                      innocents, and the human condition.  Boots Beaumont and Frank “Red” Barron reunite to investigate the inexplicable events which threaten the safety and the
                                      lives of airline passengers everywhere.

                                   
                                     Click on the book's cover for reviews and table of contents.

 

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Where Are My Birthparents? by Karen Gravelle & Susan Fischer
Hardcover = $18

60% off Paperback =  $9       Send us a money order for book price plus $3.75 for S & H

An award winning  Guide for Teenage Adoptees: Psychological Issues of Searching Adolescents



 

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CERA pin $ 6  (Actual size is 3/4" Circle)
  Send us a money order for $9.75 which includes S & H



 

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Send us a money order for $6.75 which includes S & H


 

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 I Wonder Who My Mother Is?   Sung by Joe Soll (Adoptee) $10 
 This song is on Cassette. 

Send us a money order for $13.75 which includes S & H

 

Composed by Gladys Shelley - ASCAP
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A Legitimate Life:  A Forbidden Journey of Self-Discovery

Memoir of an Adoptee


by Melinda A. Warshaw


(Click here to order directly from Amazon)



 

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Abandoned Child Within: On Losing and Regaining Self-Worth
by Kathrin Asper.

A Wonderfu


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Adopted Like Me
 by Michael Watson

A gripping account of an adoptee's decade long quest for his mom, the truth and personal identity

(Click here to order directly from the Publisher.  $14.95 plus S&H



 

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Adoption and Loss :  The Hidden Grief
 by Evelyn Burns Robinson, natural mother and Counsellor

A riveting book... One woman's pregnancy, coercion to surrender, search and aftermath... An absolute necessity for all to read.

(Click here to order directly from the Publisher... The price is about $22 USD including shipping)



 

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Adoption Forum :  Intimate Discussions to Unite the Triad in Healing
 by Kasey Hamner, Adoptee

Kasey's newest book is unique, intriguing and educational.  I gained new perspectives and insights from all the contributors.  Read it and see for yourself.

(Click here to order directly from the Publisher... The price is about $18 USD including shipping)



 

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Adoption Reunion Survival Guide
Preparing yourself for the Search, Reunion and Beyond 

 by Julie Jarrell Bailey & Lynn N Giddens, M.A.

(Click here to order from Amazon)



 

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Adoption Triangle :  How Sealed Records affect all those affected by adoption 
 by Sorosky, Baran & Pannor,

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 
 

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Adoption: Uncharted Waters
 by David Kirschner, Ph.D.,
Examines adoption issues of abandonment, loss, attachment, bonding, natural-parent fantasies & split-identity; as reflected in the Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) and evidenced in extreme cases of adoptees who commit acts of homicide. Clinical and forensic issues in adoption are explored in high-profile cases.

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An Ancient Tear
 by Carol Schaefer
The compelling story of how a mother's wounds of losing a child through death, miscarriage, abortion and adoption can be healed through a connection to and with spiritual realms.

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption,
Abortion, and Welfare in the United States  by Rickie Solinger

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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Beyond the Bridge:   A natural mother's compelling story of her reunion with the son she lost to adoption  by Linda Ehle Callens

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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The Book of Sarahs:  A family in parts by Catherine E McKinley
A moving and most intelligent account of what it feels like to be locked inside of one of the more complicated identity crises of our time.

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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A Bridge Less Travelled, Twice Visited, 
by Robert Andersen, MD and Rhonda Tucker

The story of the relationship between two adoptees from their two perspectives

Click here or on the book'c cover to order directly from the authors



 

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 Burning of the Marriage Hat 
by Margaret Benshoof-Holler

This is a spell-binding and most poignant tale of a woman's search for the daughter 
she lost to adoption and the secrets she uncovers along the way."

Click below or on the book'c cover to order directly from the author http://www.burningofthemarriagehat.com/index.html



 

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Adoption Books from New Zealand 

Five wonderful books about adoption from experts in New Zealand.

Click here to view their web page and to order directly from the publishers



 

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Can of Worms, by Catherine Doherty.

The story of her adoption search and reunion in Comic Book form.

Click here or on the books cover to order directly from the Comic Book publisher


 

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Chasing Away The Shadows: An Adoptee's Journey to Motherhood
by Zara Phillips

(Click Here to Order from Amazon)



   

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Children of Open Adoption 
by Kathleen Silber & Patricia Martiniz Dorner  $10.95 plus postage

To Order, Click on ->    PDorner@email.msn.com



 

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Coming Home to Self  
by Nancy Newton Verrier

The Adopted Child Grows Up

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Coming Together:  An Adoptee's story
by Martha Shidelerr

A 27 year search for her family and how she overcame the opposition to do so.

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The Courage to Heal:  A guide for women survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. 

A bible for those affected by Child Sexual Abuse 

(Click Here to Order from Amazon)



 

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Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Selfby Alice Miller.

Just one of her insightful series of exploring the ways children are mistreated, the results and thoughts on what to do about it.

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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Ever After: Fathers and the impact of adoption:   by Gary Coles.

This is the first book to integrate one father's personal experience with more general accounts of how men have reacted to losing a child to adoption. Informed by first-hand knowledge and research, it is an account of the impact of adoption on birth fathers and the influence of birth fathers on adoption (Click here to order from Amazon)



 

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The Family of Adoption by Joyce Maguire Pavao
 

A comprehensive exploration of the developmental stages of growth of the adoptee.

 . (Click here to order from Amazon)



 

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Finding Me in a Paper Bag: Searching for Both Sides Now  by Sally Howard
 

An adopted woman's quest for her origins;.heartbreaking, enlightening and compelling.

 . (Click here to order from the author)



 

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Finding Our Place: 100 Memorable Adoptees, Fostered Persons, and Orphanage Alumni, by Nikki McCaslin

This fascinating compendium offers biographies on the lives and accomplishments of 100 well-known adoptees, foster children, and orphanage alumni, including actors and actresses, scientists, writers, artists, philosophers, and politicians throughout time.

 . (Click here to order from Amazon)



 

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   Follow Your Heart  by Lori Paris

A touching and heartwarming account of a young woman who discovers she was adopted. She sets out on a quest for her true identity, no matter the risk.

 Click here to order from the Author 


 

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Following the Tambourine Man     by Janet Mason Ellerby
 

A natural mother's memoir.

 . (Click here to order from Amazon)



   

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The Forbidden Love (Genetic Sexual Attraction)  by Barb Gonyo

  An exploration of the mutual attraction often experienced at reunion.

   Click here to order from the author
 


 

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Found   by Jennifer Lauck
 

A natural mother's compelling story.

 . (Click here to order from Amazon)



  


 

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A Ghost at Heart's Edge  Edited by Susan Ito and Tina Cervin 

A truly moving and important collection of Stories and Poems of Adoption

 (Click Here to Order directly from the Authors)



 

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The Gift Wrapped In Sorrow:  A Mother's Quest for Healing
by Jane Guttman, D.C. 
 

To Order by Email, Click on -> giftjcdc@aol.com



 

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Good Girls Don't:  A Mother's Story
by Patti Hawn

It was a unique time in history, foreign to an entire generation of women, that resulted in an incredible number of separations of mother and child and then reunions between parents and their children --- 20, 30 and 40 years after.  

To Order  click here -> www.goodgirlsdontbook.com



 
   

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How to Open An Adoption: a guide for parents and
 
natural parents of minors 
by Patricia Martiniz Dorner  $9.95 plus postage

To Order, Click on ->    PDorner@email.msn.com



      

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I Would Have Searched Forever,   by Sandy Musser (Natural mother) 

Sandy's Story of the search for her daughter.  A must read...

You may order this book direct from Sandy Musser .  Email her at: Muss102@aol.com



 

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Invisible Thread  by Maree Giles

Based on a  true adoption story - a powerful debut novel
from the award-winning short-story write

(Click here to order from the publisher



 
 

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Journey of the Adopted Self: A quest for wholeness  by Betty Jean Lifton

 And reading it is a wonderful journey, too.

(Click here to order from Amazon)



 

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Lost and Found:  The Adoption Experience   by Betty Jean Lifton

A perceptive look at the adoption experience.  Extremely powerful reading. 

(Click here to order from Amazon)



 

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Magical Child:  by Joseph Chilton Pearce. 

An exploration of the powerful, necesssary and sacred relationship between a mother
and the child she gives birth to.

(Click here to order from Amazon)



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Not Fade Away: A Memoir by  Dawn R Young.


Not Fade Away is a tragic story of the coercion of young pregnant women to believe that letting their babies be taken to be adopted is what they must do.  Read it to find out the sad truth.

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One Life by  Nicole Holmquist
Click here to order from Amazon

One Life is a gripping, heart-wrenching story of an adopted woman's journey to wholeness.  Nicole Holmquist's courage and strong core-self are the key to her survival in a struggle that many with less strength would not manage to do.  This well-written narrative is a must read. 

Prepare yourself to be glued to your chair from start to finish"



 

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The Other Mother by Carol Schaefer (Natural mother) $17
Click here to order from Amazon

 A first mother's story of her experience from surrender to reunion. (A Super Book!)

You may order the video of the Other Mother direct from Carol Schaefer.
 Email her at:
  CarolSch1@aol.com


 

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The Past is a Secret Country  by Maree Giles

A poignant tale of a mother's odyssey to regain custody of lost children.

(Click here to order from the publisher


  

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Pieces of Pie:  Surviving  Love    Pie Dumas

A must read for educators, mental health professionals and anyone in recovery who is seeking greater awareness and inner peace..

(Click here to order from the publisher


   

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Pregnancy And Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America 
by Rickie Solinger.

Written from a broad, multi-issue, feminist perspective, placing the struggle for reproductive freedom at the center of a variety of political battles.. (A Must Read Book!)

Click on this line to order from Amazon.


 

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The Pretty Blue    by Kari Caulfield

Pretty Blue is an emotional roller-coaster...  a young woman's search for her truth and the mother she lost at birth.  In this well written novel, Kari Caulfield has captured the intense emotional issues of adoption search and reunion.   You will not be able to put Pretty Blue down until you finish  the last page of this gripping work.

 Click on this line to order from the publisher.

 

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The Primal Wound: Legacy of the Adopted Child by Nancy Verrier, MA, (AdoptiveMother) $18 

The effects of separation of mother and child. The key to the psychology of the adoptee. (Simply,The 
BEST description of the psychological development of an adopted person.)

 Click on this line to order from Amazon.


 

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To Prison with Love by Sandy Musser (Natural mother) $13 

Sandy went to Federal Prison for all those separated by adoption. This is her courageous story.

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The Same Smile  by Susan Melllo Souza with Joanne Medeiros Harrington

The triumph of a Mother's Love after
losing two daughters.

(Click here to order from the publisher



  

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Second Choice: Growing Up Adopted by Robert Andersen,MD (Adoptee) $13 

An adoptee's story of his life from a therapeutic and non-therapeutic point of view. A very unique and wonderful book.

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The Secret of Me
by Meg Kearney.

"Wonderfully wr itten, often funny, always alive and honest, this brave book is about the agony of being different, of keeping the secret of yourself - and it speaks to the outsider and the searcher in all of us"

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Shadow Train:  A Natural mother's Journey from Relinquishment to Reunion  by Pat Taylor

To Order, Click on >  http://members.aol.com/shadtrain/




 

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Shared Heartbeats
Betty Sue Scott

A mother of adoption loss shares her life's journey, to be reunited with the son she lost to adoption. Her sorry, her heart's cry to God, and the ecstacy of answered Prayer. Truly inspiring!

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Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Adoption:  True Stories of the treatment of pregnant women:   by Mirah Riben.

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 The Sighing of Rose-Breasted Cockatoos:    The Search for the Sunlit Clearing
.  by Robert Ensign

A wondeful, poignant  memoir of an adoptees search for self.

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

 

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 A Single Square Picture:  A Korean Adoptee's Search for Her Roots
.  by Katy Robinson

A unique  book and a compelling story....A must for Korean born adoptees and all who know them

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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Songs of My Families by Kelly Fern with Brad Fern

"A compelling story of one woman's odyssey from Korea to the Unites States and badk."

(To Order from Amazon, click here)  



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Soul Connection:  A Natural hmother's  Healing Journey by Ann Hege Hughes
"A remarkable search story.     Reads like an adventure novel."

To Order, Click on ->     ahughes@gatewaypress.com


 

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Sound of Hope:A True Story of an Adoptee's Quest for her Origins,
by Anne Bauer

"A touching and important tale of truth."

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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Split at the Root: A Memoir of Love and Lost Identity.
by Catana Tully

"A brave look at the hidden truth of one's life."

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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The Stork Market by Mirah Riben

America's multi-billion dollar unregulated adoption industry

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

 

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Surrendered Child by Karen Salyer McElmurray
"A wonderful, almost unbearably honest book."

Click Here to  order from Amazon



 

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Talking to Your Child About Adoption
 by Patricia Martiniz Dorner  $6.96 plus postage
Available in both English and Spanish

To Order, Click on ->    PDorner@email.msn.com



  

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The People They Brought Me.  by Penny Callan Partridge

Penny Callan Partridge's new book pairs fourteen of her best poems with stories about people who came into her life as a result of hearing or reading one of he poems.

These stories tell a lot about the adoption community - how sharing our stories actually creates our community.  Order from  www.pennycallanpartridge.com


 
 

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The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness.  by Alice Miller

Returning to the themes of her classic, The Drama of the Gifted Child, the famed psychoanalyst  examines the consequences of cruelty to children and offers ways we can heal our early psychicwounds......The book is very appropriate for dealing with adoption related issues.

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 
 

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They Called Me Bunny.  by Mary Anderson Parks

   The journey of a Native American adoptee... very well written.

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 
 

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Transparent: Seeing Through the Legacy of Adoption:   by Gary Coles.

This a landmark book, because, for the first time, it exposes the benefits of the three members of the family of origin - the mother, the father and the adult adopted person - working collaboratively to mend the wounds caused by their separation.
(Click here to order from Amazon)


 

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An Unkindness of Ravens.  by Meg Kearney

Meg Kearney's poems weave voices of estrangement and redemption: mothers, daughters, lovers of gin and dead things. In an attempt to create an identity--to imagine a past when all biological and genealogical ties have been severed--Kearney's poems create their own mythology in order to tell an emotional truth.

(Click here to order from Amazon)


 
 

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Unlearning Adoption: A Guide to Family Preservation and Protection (Paperback)
by
Jessica DelBalzo 

This book digs into the heart of adoption and explains how and why things need to change. If you are touched by adoption in any way, you need to read this book

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Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy & Race Before Roe V. Wadeby Rickie Solinger.

(Feminist and Historian) (A look at how pregnant women were discriminated against in the U.S. beginning in the early 1940's. (A Must Read Book!)

Click on this line to order from Amazon.



 

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What We May Be:  Psychological and Spiritual Growth Through Psychosynthesis
by Piero Ferrucci

An illuminating and practical guide for enhancing one's ability to Inner Child work
The text book for Adoption Crossroads Healing Weekends

(Click here to order from Amazon)



 

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Whose Child? by Kasey Hamner     $14.95

The amazingly brave story of an adoptees struggle from separation thru reunion and recovery.

Click here to order from the publisher



 
 
 

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     Last Updated on February 5, 2011 by Joe Soll

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