Written by some of the experts in the field of adoption - those people who have been adopted, have had a child adopted, or have adopted a child themselves. It is primarily intended for people who are personally involved in the adoption circle. The purpose of this collection of experiences is to share with others in the same situation the elations, anxieties, joys and dilemmas involved in searching for and meeting birth relatives. For some of the contributors their search and reunion were relatively recent. Other accounts reflect some of the more long-term effects of renewed relationships. When adoption was at its height in the 1960s and 1970s, 15,000 adoption placements were made. Many of those placed are now requesting help in their tracing of their birth families, and, similarly, many birth relatives are also looking for news of people adopted many years ago. This book is the result of their experiences.
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Book Description The Children's Society, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111899783091
Book Description The Children's Society, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Guy Parker-Rees (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1899783091