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May The Circle Be Broken: An Intimate Journey Into The Heart Of Adoption.

Franklin, Lynn C.

ISBN 10: 0517707551 / ISBN 13: 9780517707555
Published by Harmony Books, New York, 1998
Condition: Good Hardcover
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290 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. MEMOIRS. This is both a poignant memoir of a woman who reunited with a child she gave up for adoption and a no-nonsense book that gives readers an intelligent and well-informed approach to adoption. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Memoirs, Adoption, Childbirth, Approach, Birth Family, Adoptive Parents, Searches, Child Raising, Birth Parents, ). Bookseller Inventory # 20374X1

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Title: May The Circle Be Broken: An Intimate ...

Publisher: Harmony Books, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition..

Book Type: book

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May the Circle Be Unbroken is both a poignant memoir of a woman who reunited with a child she gave up for adoption and a no-nonsense book that gives readers an intelligent and well-informed approach to adoption. The two are woven seamlessly into a complex and engaging story that is, in fact, many stories from many people that form a complete picture of the varied and often fulfilling experience of adoption.

In the 1960s, when she was an unmarried college sophomore, Lynn Franklin surrendered her newborn son for adoption. Using her own story as a point of departure, Franklin examines the changing face of adoption and explores the uncertainties and emotions that surround it with rare honesty and perception.

Moving and enlightened, May the Circle Be Unbroken will prove invaluable for readers concerned with the practical, emotional, and legal aspects of adoption, whether they are thinking of making an adoption plan for their child or hoping to be chosen as suitable parents for someone else's child. Franklin demystifies adoption and offers essential comfort to those who have felt, firsthand, the impact of adoption on their lives. She has dialogues with children of adoption who discuss the struggle to come to terms with their feelings of loss and abandonment and the difficulty of forging an identity without knowing their biological heritage. She gives equal time to those who became parents through an abundance of human affection rather than by biology, by audition rather than chance.

Franklin covers the changing face of adoption and virtually every possible form of adoption, but, perhaps most important, she speaks to adoptees wondering if they should search for their mothers and to women who have relinquished a child and are wondering if they are emotionally able to reconnect. While her own powerful story anchors the book, it is her voice as a birth mother that will distinguish this book from others on the subject. It will also resonate emotionally for people who have no individual experience of adoption, but who, like any of us, struggle with the universal issues of loss, identity, and personal reconciliation.

Since finding her son, Franklin has come to know his wife and children, who also have become an important part of her life. In so doing, she has closed one of life's most precious circles.

About the Author:

LYNN C. FRANKLIN serves on the boards of directors of Spence-Chapin, a nationally respected adoption agency, and The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. She lives in New York City, where she works as a literary agent. She can be reached at the Web site address for this book: FERBER is the author of several books. She lives in California with her husband and two sons.

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