author: Eric A. Shelman Stephen, M.D. Lazoritz asin: 0786420391 binding: Paperback list price: $49.95 USD amazon price: $62.11 USD
As recently as 1874, no laws yet existed in this country for the protection of children. In New York of the same year, it was the widely publicized case of Mary Ellen Wilson—a nine-year-old girl who had been a prisoner in her tenement home, enduring unimaginable cruelty—that was the first to draw national and worldwide attention to both the social issue of child abuse and to the notion that children are entitled to humane treatment. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) founder Henry Bergh and his attorney, Elbridge T.
author: Eric A. Shelman asin: 0966940008 binding: Paperback list price: $19.95 USD amazon price: $19.95 USD
Based on a true story, this book recounts the life of Mary Ellen Wilson, the first abused child in America to be removed from her home. In 1874, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took steps to save the child when no one else would. The landmark case changed the course of child protection in America.
"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words.
author: Elyse Schein Paula Bernstein asin: 1400064961 binding: Hardcover list price: $25.95 USD amazon price: $22.90 USD
Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother. When Elyse contacted her adoption agency, she was not prepared for the shocking, life-changing news she received: She had an identical twin sister. Elyse was then hit with another bombshell: she and her sister had been separated as infants, and for a time, had been part of a secret study on separated twins.
The Primal Wound is a book which is revolutionizing the way we think about adoption. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it clarifies the effects of separation from the birth mother on adopted children. In addition, it gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior.
Expose of the privatization of the adoption industry; the indistinguishable line between gray and black market; the scams and rip-offs; exploitation in both domestic and international infant adoption markets where the children are the commodity and prices are set based on quality (i.e. age, race, health)while 143,000 children linger in foster care. Extensively researched and documented inside report of the lack of regulations that allow anyone to call themselves an adoption "professional" and arrange adoptions.
author: Joanne Wolf Small asin: 1425961797 binding: Hardcover list price: $28.95 USD amazon price: $29.89 USD
A-dop-tion Mys-tique:n. Cultural framework surrounding adoption policy, law and practice; the beliefs, myths and attitudes that enhance it with meaning, value, and mystery.
THE ADOPTION MYSTIQUEexposes, documents and confronts the effects of negative social stigma on adoption institutions, practices, adopted persons, adoptive and birthparents. It is a timely counterpoint to the misinformation and prejudices that created and maintain the myths of adoption. Secrecy and shame lie at the heart of U. S.
One day she was Kim Ji-yun, growing up in Seoul, Korea. The next day she was Catherine Jeanne Robinson, living with her new American family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Twenty years later, Katy Robinson returned to Seoul in search of her birth mother-and found herself an American outsider in her native land. What transpired in this world-at once familiar and strange, comforting and sad-left Katy conflicted, shattered, exhilarated, and moved in ways she never imagined.
author: Meg Kearney asin: 0892553227 binding: Hardcover list price: $17.95 USD amazon price: $31.99 USD
A vivid, heartfelt tale of a teenager's poetic quest to discover her place within her adoptive family and within the wider world.
Being adopted is a fact of life in the McLane household: fourteen-year-old Lizzie, as well as her older brother and sister were adopted as infants. But dry facts rarely encompass feelings, and what it feels like to be adopted is something Lizzie never dares openly discuss with her loving parents—let alone with outsiders. More and more Lizzie yearns to confide in others, especially her boyfriend, Peter. But something stops her.
author: Lori Paris asin: 1591291496 binding: Paperback list price: $29.95 USD amazon price: $24.95 USD
When a young woman discovers she was adopted as an infant, she makes a bold decision to seek out and find her birth parents. Little does she realize how it will forever change her life. Follow Your Heart is an exercise in love and compassion, a must read for all who believe in the power of love, and the strength of family.
author: Zara Phillips asin: 0976266105 binding: Paperback list price: $19.95 USD amazon price: $19.95
This book involves adoption, relinquishment reunion and motherhood, it embraces all the feelings that an adoptee goes threw in various stages of their lives, focusing on the fact that adoption doesn’t end in childhood but affects an adoptees throughout ones life.
author: Catherine E. McKinley asin: 1582432597 binding: Hardcover list price: $24.00 USD amazon price: $1.74 USD
Suffused with longing, this rueful, passionate memoir about an adopted woman's search for her birth parents explores themes of race and family.
Catherine McKinley was one of only a few thousand African American and bi-racial children adopted by white couples in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Raised in a small, white New England town, she had a persistent longing for the more diverse community that would better understand and encompass her.
author: Linda Ehle Callens asin: 1413798268 binding: Paperback list price: $24.95 USD amazon price: $24.95 USD
Beyond The Bridge is an autobiography by Linda Ehle Callens. She was raised in Salinas, California, during the ’50s and ’60s. After nine years in parochial school, she began attending public school. She was a devout Catholic girl until she fell in love at the age of 16, got pregnant, and was forced to relinquish her baby to adoption. That was in 1967, when few people understood the repercussions of giving up a child. Linda vowed she would find her son someday—to tell him she had always loved him.
author: David Kirschner asin: 0970288336 binding: Paperback list price: $18.95 USD amazon price: $18.95 USD
Examines adoption issues of abandonment, loss, rejection, attachment, bonding, birth-parent fantasies & split-identity; as reflected in the Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) and evidenced in extreme cases of adoptees who commit acts of homicide. Clinical and forensic issues in adoption are explored in high-profile cases.
author: Julie Jarrell Bailey Lynn N. Giddens asin: 1572242280 binding: Paperback list price: $13.95 USD amazon price: $13.95
Using real-life examples, this compassionate guide helps adoptees and their birth mothers decide whether or not to try to locate each other, prepare for a reunion, survive the emotional turbulence of the initial meeting, and avoid common pitfalls. Since the legal issues surrounding the process can vary greatly from one state to another, the book includes an overview of pertinent laws, along with practical suggestions for navigating through them.
What becomes of women who give up their children for adoption? Why do so many adopted people feel such a strong desire to seek out their families of origin? In what ways are families with adopted children different from other families? This book by Evelyn Robinson provides the answers to these questions and many others.