Shadow Train: A Journey Between Relinquishment and Reunion

Shadow Train: A Journey Between Relinquishment and Reunion

by Patricia E. Taylor
     
 
Shadow Train: A Journey Between Relinquishment and Reunion describes one woman's story as she moved through her life after relinquishing her first born child to strangers. Not only was she continuously affected by her loss---her entire family dealt with the effects of this outcome, thrust upon her as the only possible solution, despite the fact that she wanted

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Shadow Train: A Journey Between Relinquishment and Reunion describes one woman's story as she moved through her life after relinquishing her first born child to strangers. Not only was she continuously affected by her loss---her entire family dealt with the effects of this outcome, thrust upon her as the only possible solution, despite the fact that she wanted to raise her child herself. Shadow Train also describes the courageous journey to reunion undertaken by the author, her daughter, the author's family, her daughter's adoptive family and the birthfather's family. The book outlines the emotional experience of rebuilding a relationship after a nineteen year forced separation and the depth of pain which must be overcome by the author and her daughter in building their relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965121705
Publisher:
Gateway Press, Inc. - Out of business
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Pages:
335

What People are saying about this

Annette Baran
An important contribution that speaks in a special voice. Its importance is primarily in its being written by a family therapist who understands systems theory. Taylor gives us her own story and shows how the events reverberated in the lives of all involved. That's what makes Shadow Train so interesting and different from other birthmother books. -- (Annette Baran, MSW, LCSW, co-author: The Adoption Triangle
Reuben Pannor
A very personal heartwarming story which is beautifully told. It takes you on a journey that truly touches the heart as Taylor recounts loss and love. Shadow Train describes three families with the love of one child in common and how those families learn to build caring, loving relationships. It is a story of our time. You will want to tell your friends to read it. -- (Reuben Pannor MSW, LCSW, co-author: The Adoption Triangle)
Rickie Solinger
A deeply felt story that confirms just how enduring is the pain of coerced separation and also affirms a heartwarming vision of &339;family.&339; -- (Rickie Solinger PhD , author: Wake Up Little Suzy: Single Pregnancy and Race Before Roe v. Wade)

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