Already Home: Confronting the Trauma of Adoption

Already Home: Confronting the Trauma of Adoption

by Howard Frederick Ibach
Already Home: Confronting the Trauma of Adoption

Already Home: Confronting the Trauma of Adoption

by Howard Frederick Ibach

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Overview

In his debut memoir, Already Home, adopted son, Howard Frederick Ibach, invites readers on an inspiring journey that ultimately debunks the widespread notion that adoption is an automatic ticket to suffering and abandonment.

As the son of a physician father and a scientist mother, Howard rarely questions his status as adoptee in a family that includes both an adoptive sister and his parents' biological children. That's because growing up in early 1960s-Wisconsin, he was afforded a life of love, security, and boyhood adventures.

But in 2015 at the age of fifty-eight, his story takes an unexpected turn. Amid the turmoil of a faltering relationship, he stumbles upon research that concludes most, if not all, adoptees will experience trauma.

Two years later, Ibach decides to trace his biological lineage. Armed with his adoption records, he learns the identity of his birth mother and unravels the captivating and dramatic narrative of his biological family.

Howard's discovery reveals not just the joy of his newfound connections, but also reaffirms the love he has for the family who adopted him.

Already Home is an inspiring memoir that disputes presumptive ideas about adoption and reveals what it really means to have a family...or two.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798989292318
Publisher: Juju Books
Publication date: 12/05/2023
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)
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