Adoption Reunion Stories

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In Adoption Reunion Stories, the author chronicles the deeply moving experiences of thirty-eight adoptees and fifty-six other family members. Each person interviewed contributes insights gained through the process of learning about and/or meeting other members of the adoption triad. Anyone who has ever been involved with an adoption, whether as a professional or as a family member, and especially those who are adopted or have placed a child for adoption, will find this book an invaluable source of enlightenment ...
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Overview

In Adoption Reunion Stories, the author chronicles the deeply moving experiences of thirty-eight adoptees and fifty-six other family members. Each person interviewed contributes insights gained through the process of learning about and/or meeting other members of the adoption triad. Anyone who has ever been involved with an adoption, whether as a professional or as a family member, and especially those who are adopted or have placed a child for adoption, will find this book an invaluable source of enlightenment and comfort.
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What People Are Saying

Brad
"I've been waiting to tell you that I couldn't be any more grateful for the loving, caring, and considerate family I was placed in by you, and with that information alone I'm beyond comfortable in saying I LOVE YOU."
an adoptee
Frank
"Our whole family has gained a friend and the kids have gained someone else who loves them very much, a stronger love than you would have from any other relative."
an adoptive father
Pete
"This search has satisfied my curiosity one hundred percent and the reunion has absolutely given me comfort about my decision to place her for adoption."
a birth father
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976222453
  • Publisher: Acacia Publishing, Inc. AZ
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 811,688
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Shirley Budd Pusey was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Graduate Certificate in Social Work by the University of Utah. Prior to joining the staff of Family Service Agency of Phoenix as an adoption counselor, she was with the Denver Department of Child Welfare. She remained in that position for over thirty-two years until retirement. She was one of the first certified members of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Confidential Intermediary Program established in 1993 to facilitate reunions of consenting adult members of the adoption triad and continues to serve in that capacity. Shirley is a wife, mother of two daughters and grandmother of five.
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