Where Are My Birth Parents?: A Guide for Teenage Adoptees

Where Are My Birth Parents?: A Guide for Teenage Adoptees

by Karen Gravelle, Susan Fischer
     
 

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Discusses how and why adopted children may try to locate and get to know their birth parents and examines possible psychological benefits and problems associated with the process.--

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Discusses how and why adopted children may try to locate and get to know their birth parents and examines possible psychological benefits and problems associated with the process.--

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Karen Saxe
This is a straightforward guide for teenage adoptees who are interested in finding more about, and possibly meeting, their birth parents. This is an important resource about a delicate issue for all adoptees. It contains practical information (addresses of support and search organizations, and a good bibliography for further reading), a chapter on talking to your parents about your desire to know more, a chapter asking you to reflect on your reasons for wanting to know more, a chapter on the emotions you may experience before and during the search, and three firsthand stories of searches. Though this book is aimed at teenagers, it should be read by parents of adopted teenagers; it may shed some light on the emotions surrounding adoption that your teenager is experiencing.
School Library Journal
Gr 9-12-- This valuable manual is for teenagers wishing to reunite with their birth parents, those who do not want to search, and those who are unsure of their feelings. It's of great practical and emotional benefit. The authors treat the adoption experience respectfully and tactfully; their writing is direct and free of jargon. Throughout the book, equal attention is given to biological and adoptive families, fathers, mothers, and siblings. The authors candidly acknowledge the anger, rage and frustration each person must feel. Foreign-born and mixed-race adoptees will need additional information beyond this solid, helpful beginning. Included are lists of search and support groups in the U. S. and abroad and counseling centers. A temperate and realistic book, this is an important addition to YA collections. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802774538
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Karen Gravelle the author of Walker & Company’s best-selling nonfiction titles What’s Going on Down There? and The Driving Book. She lives in Long Island City, New York.

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