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Overview

Now in its third edition, this widely acclaimed resource provides an honest and detailed guide for adoptees and their birthparents. It offers a wealth of ideas, advice, resources, and encouragement to anyone considering embarking on his or her own journey of discovery. Drawing from personal experience as well as from extensive research, author Jayne Askin presents creative ways to overcome obstacles and attack problems that occur during the search process.

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A detailed step-by-step process for unearthing adoption information through sealed adoption records, government data, and reference resources. New to this edition (first was in 1982) is a listing of online services for networking with other searchers, and a "Search Resources and Services" chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573561150
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/10/1998
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

JAYNE ASKINs arduous search for the identity of her own birthparents led her to write Search: A Handbook for Adoptees and Birthparents.

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Table of Contents

Sample Letters and Forms

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Deciding to Search

Getting Moral Support

What Will It Cost Me?

Reference Resources

Beginning to Search: Primary Sources of Data

As the Search Progresses: Alternate Sources of Data

Search and Support Groups, Researchers/Searchers, Consultants, Intermediaries, and the Courts

Reunion Registries

Searching on the Computer

Search Resources and Services

Ending Your Search

Appendixes

Index

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