Fitzgerald is both a biological and adoptive mother and in this memoir examines the pros and cons of open, semi-open, and closed adoption practices from the point of view of adoptees, birthmothers, and adoptive parents. The adoption in 1969 of the authorâ€™s four-day-old daughter was closed, and Fitzgeraldâ€™s family only emerged from the dark woods of secrecy when her daughterâ€™s birthmother and extended family met up with them twenty-nine years later. This wonderful joining of the respective families has enriched everyoneâ€™s life, including that of the grandchildren. Today, Fitzgerald is passionately opposed to closed adoptions and advocates the semi-open practice.
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Book Description PublishAmerica, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1592869130