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What People are Saying About This
Kasey's second book is great! It is straight forward
and honest. Something for all families considering
adoption as well as adoptive parents and adoptees.
Keep your books coming Kasey!
Judy Goens, adoptee and adoptive mother from Nevada
Kasey Hamner has written/edited a comprehensive book,
covering a great many subjects, which will be very
helpful to members of the adoption triad. There is a
great deal of passion and pathos in this work. The
complexities of adoption are reflected in compassion
and understanding as well as the intense emotions and
misunderstandings reflected in these very personal
responses to adoption issues. Taken as a whole, this
work should foster more understanding among members of
the adoption triad as well as the professionals who
work with them.
MFT, adoptive mother, and author of Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
Kasey Hamner's newest book is unique, intriguing and
educational. As both an adoptee and mental health
professional I gained new perspectives and insights
from all the contributors. Read it and see for
CSW, DAPA, adoptee, psychotherapist and author of Adoption Healing ... A Path to Recovery
From all over the world, Kasey Hamner has given the
voices of Triad members an opportunity to be heard.
Unedited and uncensored men and women whose lives have
been intimately involved with adoption reveal their
feelings. It offers the reader an opportunity to
better understand the lifelong dilemmas inherent in
MSW, co-author of Lethal Secrets and Adoption Triangle
In Adoption Forum,'Kasey Hamner extends an
invitation to those affected by adoption-related
issues to share their experience and address many of
the 'hot topic' questions discussed within the
adoption community. Hamner includes in this discussion
new issues to this genre, such as donor insemination.
'Adoption Forum' presents a comprehensive, non-biased
look at adoption issues, allowing readers to draw
their own conclusions. Triad members and adoption
professionals would do well to add this book to their
library of adoption literature.
Robert Andersen,M.D., and Rhonda Tucker, adoptees and authors of Bridge Less Traveled, Twice Visited
This new work by Kasey Hamner is one that is of
interest to all who are members of the adoption
community or work within the helping professions. In
her discussion with the members of the adoption
community she has been able for the first time to
bring together the many varied and divergent voices of
those whose have experienced adoption first hand. Yet
at the same time, while differing on occasions, those
who speak so frankly within the forum share common
thoughts on many of the issues discussed. Kasey Hamner
has been able to bring to the reader the trials and
triumphs of the individual threads within the
multifaceted tapestry that has been woven by the
voices that have spoken so eloquently in this forum.
No where else have I seen this done and with such
sensitivity. It is a refreshing change from the doom
and gloom or the sugar coated fantasy about adoption
found in some other publications. At last, a book that
has all sides and all opinions in one book! This book
shows that there is hope and healing in adoption and
that it is found within the willingness of the members
adoption community to share their knowledge and
experience in a way that is not found from any other.
'Adoption Forum' is a must read for all members of the
adoption Triad and for those who work in the helping
professions. It will help them gain valuable insights
about how each adoption experience is unique in its
own way and that not all feel or react the same about
particular issues. It should also assist them to
understand that the power for healing lies within the
individual and with those who have also experienced
adoption in their journey through life.
birth and adoptive mother, Adoption Educator and Consultant, Chairperson Board of Management Adoption International of Western Australia
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I read 'Adoption Forum' in review form, I was amazed and pleased that it wasn't a biased account from one perspective. I am sick of those. I am a birth and adoptive mother and my experiences are both joyful and heartbreaking. Finally I have found a book that doesn't discriminate.