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Old 12-19-2012, 12:25 PM
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Please add to this list. These are the books I have:

A Time to Search: The Moving and Dramatic Stories of Adoptees in Search of Their Natural Parents, by Henry Ehrlich, 1977. (Adoptees from Adoptees Liberty Movement Association – ALMA – tell their stories

Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience: The Landmark Book of the New Adoption Movement – For Everyone Who Has Ever Searched For Roots, by Betty Jean Lifton, 1979

The Adoption Searchbook: Techniques for Tracing People, by Mary Jo Rillera, 1981

Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss: Divorce, Death, Absence, Adoption, Foster Care by Claudia L. Jewett, 1982, (Author of Adopting the Older Child)

Shared Fate: A Theory and Method of Adoptive Relationships by H. David Kirk, 1984

Adoptive Kinship: A Modern Institution in Need of reform by H. David Kirk, 1985

Exploring Adoptive Family Life: The Collected Adoption Papers of H. David Kirk, 1988

Clinical Practice in Adoption, 1988, by Robin C. Winkler, Dirck W. Brown, Margaret van Keppel, Amy Blanchard

Adoption Encounter: Hurt, Transition, Healing, by Mary Jo Rillera, 1987

Faint Trails: A Guide to Adult Adoptee-Birth Parent Reunification Searches, by Hal Aigner, 1987

BirthBond: Reunions Between Birthparents and Adoptees: What Happens After by Judith S. Gediam and Linda P. Brown, 1989

The Psychology of Adoption, Editors David M Brodzinsky and Marshall D Schechter, 1990

The Reunion Book, Vol 1, by Mary Jo Rillera, 1991

Lifeline: The Action Guide to Adoption Search: “Ask yourself: if you were one of the 50,000 Americans adopted each year, would you want to know where you came from? …A new trend today is giving more and more adopted children that chance … the changing world of adoption – a family secret no longer.” Quote by Dan rather: CBS News 48 Hours, book by Virgil L. Klunder, 1991

Adoption and the Family System by Miriam Reitz and Kenneth W Watson, 1992

The Adoption Life Cycle: The Children and Their Families through the Years, by Elinor B. Rosenberg, 1992

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search For Self, by David M Brodzinsky, PhD, Marshall D Schechter, MD, and Robin Mrantz Henig, 1992

Adoption Reunions: A Book for Adoptees, Birth Parents and Adoptive Families by Micelle McColm, 1993

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child, by Nancy Newton Verrier, 1993

The Adopted Child Grows Up: Coming Home to Self, Nancy Newton Verrier, 2003

Searching For a Past: The Adopted Adult’s Unique Process of Finding Identity, by Jayne Schooler, 1995. Author of The Whole Life Adoption Book.

Adoptee Trauma by Heather Carlini, 1997.

The Family of Adoption by Joyce Maguire Pavao, 1998. Pavao explores development of family relationships, losses, needs, problems, joys of adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth parents throughout the life cycle. She also addresses: keeping connections.

Adoptees Coming of Age by Ronald Nydam, 1999.

Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief, 2000, by Evelyn Burns Robinson

The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion, and Beyond by Julie Jarrell Bailey and Lynn N. Giddens, MA, 2001

Twenty Life Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make by Sherrie Eldrdge, 2003.

Adoption and Recover: Solving the Mystery of Reunion, 2004, by Evelyn Burns Robinson

Handbook of Adoption: Implications for Researchers, Practitioners, and Families, by Rafael A. Javier, Amanda L. Baden, Frank A. Biafora, and Alina Camacho-Ginerich, 2007.

Inside: Taking Adoption Issues to the Academic and Professional Communities
Toward a Sociology of Adoption: Historical Deconstruction
Adoption Data and Statistical Trends
A Legal History of Adoption and Ongoing Legal Challenges
Developmental Challenges for Adoptees Across the Life Cycle
Adoptive Identity: How Contexts Within and Beyond the Family Shape Developmental Pathways
The Cultural-Racial Identity Model: A Theoretical Framework for Studying Transracial Adoptees
Putting Culture Into Context: The Impact of Attitudes Toward the Adoption of Chinese Adoptees
Moving Beyond the Controversy of the Transracial Adoption of Black and Biracial Children
International Adoption of Latin American Children: Psychological Adjustment, Cultural, and Legal Issues
From the Ashes of War: Lessons From 50 Years of Korean International Adoption
Open Adoptions: Longitudinal Outcomes for the Adoption Triad
Single-Parent Adoptions and Clinical Implications
The Special Needs of Special-Needs Adoptees and Their Families
Double-Stigma: The Impact of Adoption Issues on Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parents
The Importance of Kinship Relationships for Children in Foster Care
School Issues and Adoption: Academic Consideration and Adaptation
Variations in Clinical Issues for Children Adopted as Infants and Those Adopted as Older Children
Counseling Adoption Triad Members: Making a Case for Adoption Raining for Counselors and Clinical Psychologists
Psychologists’ Self-Reported Adoption Knowledge and the Need For More Adoption Education
Research Contributions: Strengthening Services for Members of the Adoption Triad
Birth Mothers and Subsequent Children: The Role of Personality Traits and Attachment History
Identity, Psychological Adjustment, Culture, and Race: Issues for Transracial Adoptees and the Cultural-Racial Identity Model
Adoptees’ and Birth Parents’ Therapeutic Experiences Related to Adoption
Why Has the Mental Health Community Been Silent on Adoption Issues?
The Inner Life of the Adopted Child: Adoption, Trauma, Loss, Fantasy, Search, and Reunion
Birth Parents and Adoption: Using Research to Inform Practice
Relinquishment as a Critical Variable in the Treatment of Adoptees
Psychoanalytic Understanding and Treatment of the Adoptee
Psychic Homelessness Related to Reactive Attachment Disorder: Dutch Adult Foreign Adoptees Struggling With their Identity
“I Don’t Know You”: Transference and Countertransference Paradigms With Adoptees
Poetic Reflections and Other Creative Processes From Adoptees
The Future of Adoption: A Call to Action
Resource Guide
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:58 PM
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Default Books: Adoptee Memoirs

Please add to this list. These are the books I have:

The Adopted Break Silence, by Jean Paton, 1954. Jean Paton founded Orphan Voyage, a support group for adoptees, in 1953, the first ever and thus began the Adoptees Movement in American and the world. This book details forty life stories of adoptees.

Orphan Voyage, by Ruthena Hill Kittson (Jean Paton), 1968. This is a book about adoption, as seen through the eyes of a large group of adopted people, living in Michigan, who were visited by the author. What they have to say is authentic and very revealing. They were speaking to a fellow adoptee, and were thus able to speak without apology or the need to explain or justify what they said.

The Search For Anna Fisher: The Dramatic story of an Adoptee Who Was Determined to Find Her Natural Parents and After 20 Heartbreaking Years, Did, by Florence Fisher, 1973

Twice Born: Memoirs of An Adopted Daughter, by Betty Jean Lifton, 1975

An Adopted Woman: Her Search, Her Discovery, A True Story, by Katrina Maxtone-Graham, 1983

Mother, Can You Hear Me?: The Extraordinary true story of an adopted daughter’s reunion with her birth mother after a separation of fifty years, by Elizabeth Cooper Allen, 1983

Ain’t Nothing as Sweet as My Baby: The Story of Hank William’s Lost Daughter: The legacy of a legend, born days after he died, she fought fraud, conspiracy, greed, lies, and the legal system to prove her incredible heritage…and she won it all!, by Jett Williams with Pamela Thomas, 1992

Second Choice: Growing Up Adopted, by Robert Andersen, MD, 1993

Outer Search, Inner Journey: An Orphan and Adoptee’s Quest, by Peter F. Dodds, 1997. The first book on International Adoption from the foreign adoptee’s point of view.

The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption: A Contemporary memoir Inspired by the Adoptee gathering, Seoul, South Korea, by Janine Vance, 2007

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:05 PM
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Default Books By, and About, Birth/Natural/First Mothers and Fathers

The House of Tomorrow: An Unforgettable True Story: The Girl Next Door – twenty, pregnant, unmarried, scared, alone, by Jean Thompson, 1967

The Unmarried father: New Approaches for Helping Unmarried Young Parents, by Reuben Pannor, Fred Massarik, and Byron Evans, 1971

Death by Adoption: To Childless Mothers Everywhere Who Put Society’s Decision Into Action By Signing Adoption Consent by Joss Shawyer, (New Zealand), 1979

Birthmark: They call Me ‘Biological Mother.’ I Hate Those Words. They make me sound like a baby machine, a conduit, without emotions. They tell me to forget and go out and make a new life. I had a baby and I gave her away. BUT I AM A MOTHER., by Lorraine Dusky, 1979

I Would Have Searched Forever, by Sandra Kay Musser, 1979

What Kind of Love is This?: A Story of Adoption Reconciliation, by Sandra Kay Musser, 1982

To Prison with Love: The True Story of an Indecent Indictment and America’s Adoption Travesty, by Sandy Musser, 1995

The Other Mother: A Woman’s Love for the Child She gave Up For Adoption, by Carol Schaefer, 1991. This book became a made-for TV movie in 1995 and is currently shown on re-runs on Lifetime Cable.

Letter to Louise: A Loving memoir to the Daughter I Gave Up for Adoption More than Twenty-Five years Ago, by Pauline Collins, 1992

Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race before Roe V. Wade, by Rickie Solinger, 1992

Out of the Shadows: Birthfathers’ Stories: Some Fathers Never Hear their Children Call Them “Daddy”, by Mary Martin Mason, 1995

Confessions of a Lost Mother, by Elisa M Barton, 1996

Soul Connection: Memoir of a Birthmother’s healing Journey, by Ann H. Hughes, 1999

Musings of a Ghost Mother: Losing an Infant to Closed Adoption, by Lynne Reyman, PhD, 2001

Without a Map: A Memoir: a devastating story of what happens when a person is exiled from her own life, by Meredith Hall, 2007, a birthmother’s story.

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:21 PM
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Default Books on Surrogacy, Sperm Donation, Hospital Baby-Swap

Sacred Bond: The Legacy of Baby M by Phyllis Chesler, 1988

A Motherís Story: The Truth About the Baby M Case by Mary Beth Whitehead with Lorretta Schwartz-Nobel, 1989

Lethal Secrets: The Shocking Consequences and Unsolved Problems of Artificial Insemination: Parents, Children, Donors, and Experts Speak Out, by Annette Baran and Reuben Pannor, 1989

The Baby-Swap Conspiracy: The Shocking Truth Behind the Florida Case of two Babies Switched at Birth, by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel, 1993

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:24 PM
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Default Books on The History of The Sealed and Amended Birth Record of Adoptees

Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History of Adoption, by E. Wayne Carp, 1998

The Idea of Adoption: An Inquiry into the History of Adult Adoptee Access to Birth Records, by Elizabeth J. Samuels, Rutgers Law Review, Vol 53, Winter 2001, Number 2.

Growing in the Dark: Adoption Secrecy and And Its Consequences, by Janine M. Baer, 2004
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:28 PM
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Default Books: Healing, Spiritual Existentialism, and Philosophy on Adoption

Synchronicity and Reunion: The Genetic Connection of Adoptees and Birthparents: A Fascinating Exploration of Surprising Coincidences in the Union/Loss/Reunion Stories of Families Separated by Adoption, by LaVonne Harper Stiffler, 1992

Adoption: Charms and Rituals for Healing, by Randolph W. Severson, PhD, 1991

Sibling Reunions: A Letter to those Who Have Been Contacted, by Randolph W. Severson, PhD, 1992

Adoption: Philosophy and Experience, by Randolph W. Severson, PhD, 1994

Adoption and Spirituality, by Randolph W. Severson, PhD, 1994

Love and Discipline: A Philosophical and Spiritual Guide to Discipline in Adoptive Families, by Randolph W. Severson, PhD, 1995

The Soul of Family Preservation, by Randolph W. Severson, PhD, 1996

Adoption Healing: A Path to Recovery, by Joe Soll, 2005

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:40 PM
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Default Books: Adoption Exposes and Informational Overview

Shedding Light on … The Dark Side of Adoption by Marsha Riben, 1988

Adoption Nation: How The Adoption Revolution is Transforming America, by Adam Pertman, 2000

The Adoption Mystique: A Hard-Hitting Expose of the Negative Powerful Social Stigma that Permeates Child Adoption in the United States, by Joanna Wolf Small, MSW, 2007

The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption, by Barbara Bisantz Raymond, 2007

The Stork Market: America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry, by Mirah Riben, 2007. Challenges the myths and exposes corruption: black and gray market adoption; scams, coercion, exploitation, and international child trafficking based on supply, demand and profiteering.

Babies Without Borders: Adoption and Migration Across the Americas, by Karen Dubinsky, 2010

The Traffic in Babies: Cross-Border Adoption and Baby-Selling between the United States and Canada 1930-1972, by Karen A. Balcom, 2011

Information Package: The Development of “Birth Terms” to refer to Natural Parents of Adoptees (1955 to 1979), compiled by Origins Canada, third edition October 2012

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:01 PM
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Journey of The Adopted Self: A Quest For Wholeness, by Betty Jean Lifton, 1994
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:05 PM
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In Search of Origins: The Experiences of Adopted People, by John Triseliotis, 1973

The Adoption Triangle: Sealed or Opened Records: How They Affect Adoptees, Birth Parents, adn Adoptive Parents, by Arthur D Sorosky, MD, Annette Baran, MSW, Reuben Pannor, MSW
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:16 PM
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Default Books for Adopted Children and Teens

The Beginning of Armadillos, by Rudyard Kipling, 1985

The Foundling Fox, by Irina Korschunow, 1982

I'm Still Me, by Betty Jean Lifton, 1981

Tell Me a Real Adoption Story, by Betty Jean Lifton, 1993

How It Feels to be Adopted, by Jill Krementz, 1982
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