This book poignantly and thoroughly describes the losses experienced by all of those whose lives have been affected by adoption and the grief that they suffer. The book is based on the author's personal experience as a mother who lost a child through adoption and her experience as a social worker who is employed in the area of post-adoption counselling. The book graphically describes the disenfranchised grief associated with adoption and suggests ways in which that hidden grief can be acknowledged and confronted. The author explains how both her personal and her professional experiences have led her to the conclusion that alternative care for children in need must no longer include adoption.
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Evelyn Robinson is a mother who lost her first child through adoption. When Evelyn wrote "Adoption and Loss - The Hidden Grief", she was very committed to reaching as many people as possible with her work and wanted to have full control over the content, presentation and marketing of her book. For this reason she formed Clova Publications and published the book herself.
Clova is the name of an estate in Aberdeenshire in Scotland which once belonged to Evelyn's great-great-great-grandfather, Sir Harry Niven Lumsden, Baronet of Clova and Auchindoir, who was buried there in 1821. Because Evelyn is descended from the illegitimate side of the family, however, she will never be in line to inherit Clova and so she has created her own inheritance in Clova Publications. Evelyn visited Clova for the first time in 1998.
Evelyn is committed to publishing books about adoption as she has a personal commitment to supporting those whose lives have been affected by adoption and to increasing public awareness of adoption issues. As Clova Publications grows, more books on adoption-related topics will be added to their list of available titles.From the Author:
I believe that my book "Adoption and Loss - The Hidden Grief" is unique in that it combines my personal experience with my social work research. As far as I am aware, I am the only professional person associated with adoption who has also had a personal adoption experience and who has reached the conclusions that I have reached. I challenge those who are interested in adoption, past and future, to read my book with an open mind and a willingness to consider the future path which I propose.
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Book Description Jacobyte Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1740530004