The Primal Wound

Author : Nancy Newton Verrier
ISBN : 1905664761
Genre : Adopted children
File Size : 78.33 MB
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Originally published in 1993, this classic piece of literature on adoption has revolutionised the way people think about adopted children. Nancy Verrier examines the life-long consequences of the 'primal wound' - the wound that is caused when a child is separated from its mother - for adopted people. Her argument is supported by thorough research in pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding and the effects of loss.
Category: Adopted children

Coming Home To Self

Author : Nancy Newton Verrier
ISBN : 1905664818
Genre : Adoptees
File Size : 81.27 MB
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Although written with adopted children and adult adoptees in mind, Coming Home to Self is a book that can help anyone who has experienced an early childhood trauma or feels the need to re-examine their life and who they are. From understanding basic trauma and the neurological consequences of trauma to step by step methods of healing, Verrier's book will help readers discover their true self, take responsibility for that self and discover their personal spiritual path.
Category: Adoptees

Baby We Were Meant For Each Other

Author : Scott Simon
ISBN : 9780679604167
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 29.6 MB
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In this warm, funny, and wise new book, NPR’s award-winning and beloved Scott Simon tells the story of how he and his wife found true love with two tiny strangers from the other side of the world. It’s a book of unforgettable moments: when Scott and Caroline get their first thumb-size pictures of their daughters, when the small girls are placed in their arms, and all the laughs and tumbles along the road as they become a real family. Woven into the tale of Scott, Caroline, and the two little girls who changed their lives are the stories of other adoptive families. Some are famous and some are not, but each family’s saga captures facets of the miracle of adoption. Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other is a love story that doesn’t gloss over the rough spots. There are anxieties and tears along with hugs and smiles and the unparalleled joy of this blessed and special way of making a family. Here is a book that families who have adopted—or are considering adoption—will want to read for inspiration. But everyone can enjoy this story because, as Scott Simon writes, adoption can also help us understand what really makes families, and how and why we fall in love. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Family & Relationships

Run For Your Life

Author : Jill Jolliffe
ISBN : 9781922213402
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 72.62 MB
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Unwillingly given up by her birth mother and adopted into a violent household, Jill Jolliffe found the course of her life set before she even had time to choose. She ran away as a teenager and has been running ever since. Jolliffe became a thorn in the establishment’s side and earned herself a hefty ASIO file. Following her instincts, she became a foreign correspondent – risking her life to report on Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor, exposing sex-trafficking rackets in Portugal and ducking bullets while covering a war in Angola. Over time she realises that the recurring pattern of her career has been reporting the stories of young women in distress, as though trying to free her younger self from the chains of being a ‘Forgotten Australian’. In the course of writing her memoir, an unexpected meeting with her birth mother takes her life full circle.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Adoption And Surrogate Pregnancy

Author : Faith Merino
ISBN : 9780816080878
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 37.76 MB
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Adoption and surrogate pregnancy are the two most realistic options currently available for millions of couples unable to have biological children. This text covers the ways in which adoption and surrogate pregnancy overlap and influence each other, the nuances that further complicate matters, and the controversies surrounding both issues.
Category: Family & Relationships

Dissoziation Bei Traumatisierten Kindern Und Jugendlichen

Author : Sandra Wieland
ISBN : 9783608202380
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 57.67 MB
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Das Buch erläutert plausibel und praxisnah, wie selbst mit schweren dissoziativen Störungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen erfolgreich gearbeitet werden kann. Es liefert eine Fülle an Wissen und klinischer Expertise für die konkrete therapeutische Arbeit. In sieben ausführlichen Fallbeschreibungen legen die AutorInnen, allesamt ausgewiesene Fachleute, die theoretischen Grundlagen dar, auf denen sie arbeiten, und teilen ihre Gedanken mit dem Leser. Sie berichten von den Herausforderungen, denen sie in ihrer Arbeit begegnen und erklären, warum sie bestimmte therapeutische Entscheidungen treffen. Der Leser erhält so nachvollziehbare und praxisnahe Anregungen für sein eigenes Vorgehen. Das Buch liefert eine ausführliche Auseinandersetzung mit den aktuellen Dissoziationsmodellen. Praxisnah zeigt es dem Leser, wie sich diese Theorien in die Praxis übertragen lassen: Wer mit traumatisierten Kindern und Jugendlichen arbeitet, braucht dieses Buch.
Category: Psychology

Parenting For Peace

Author : Marcy Axness
ISBN : 9781591811763
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 78.33 MB
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If we really want to change the world, let us raise a generation hardwired for peace and innovation from the very beginning. A child whose brain develops its capacity for self-regulation, self-reflection, trust, and empathy is a joy to parent. As an adult, this individual will have the heart to embrace and exemplify peace, the mind to innovate solutions to social and ecological challenges, and the will to enact them. Such a person is never a genetically predetermined given, but the result of dynamic interactions between genetics and environment, beginning before he or she is even born. Foundations for this level of health begin forming during the prenatal period, and some aspects of optimal development are influenced as early as conception. In the midst of our global human, economic and environmental crises, we have overlooked a profound means of cultivating a sustainable, peaceful future: the choices and attitudes with which we bring our children to life and shepherd them into adulthood. With compassion, good humour and engaging examples, this book points out fundamental missteps we have made through the ages, and explains why they're counter-productive. It gives straightforward guidelines using a unique 7-step/7-principle matrix for parents to foster their children's development in a vibrantly growth-oriented fashion, rather than a protection-oriented fashion. This is an essential guide for raising a generation of peacemakers.
Category: Family & Relationships

Adopted Women And Biological Fathers

Author : Elizabeth Hughes
ISBN : 9781315536354
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 36.94 MB
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Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women’s experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of both the field of adoption and the specific history of adoption reunion. This book takes as its focus the narratives of 14 adopted women, as well as the partly fictionalised story of the author and examines their experiences of birth father reunion in an attempt to dissect the ways in which we understand adoptive female subjectivity through a psychosocial lens. Opening a space for thinking about the role of the discursively neglected biological father, this book exposes the enigmatic dimensions of this figure and how telling the relational story of 'reconciliation' might be used to complicate wider categories of subjective completeness, belonging, and truth. This book attempts to subvert the culturally normative unifying system of the mother-child bond, and prompts the reader to think about what the biological father might represent and how his role in relation to adoptive female subjects may be understood. This book will be essential reading for those in critical psychology, gender studies, narrative work, sociology and psychosocial studies, as well as appealing to anyone interested in adoption issues and female subjectivity.
Category: Psychology

International Adoption In North American Literature And Culture

Author : Mark Shackleton
ISBN : 9783319599427
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 29.72 MB
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This book is about transnational and transracial adoption in North American culture. It asks: to what extent does the process of international adoption reflect imperious inequalities around the world; or can international adoption and the personal experiences of international adoptees today be seen more positively as what has been called the richness of “adoptive being”? The areas covered include Native North American adoption policies and the responses of Native North American writers themselves to these policies of assimilation. This might be termed “adoption from within.” “Adoption from without” (transnational adoption) is primarily dealt with in articles discussing Chinese and Korean adoptions in the US. The third section concerns such issues as the multiple forms that adoption can take, notions of adoption and identity, adoption and the family, and the problems of adoption.
Category: Literary Criticism

Denied Failing Cordelia

Author : Simon Cambridge
ISBN : 9781499046939
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 78.99 MB
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The Cankered Rose and Esther's Revenge begins the author's dramatic journey of adopting his teenage daughter with severe attachment issues in Seattle. The heartbreak of then seeing Cordelia stolen by the efforts of his former wife and the child-welfare legal complex in Los Angeles, alongside that of the trauma of being denied during efforts to reunify with her are each foreshadowed here.Issues surrounding adoption trauma, parenting children with reactive attachment disorder, and the author's own struggles with Asperger's syndrome will be his constant companions on this perilous journey of adopting, losing, and then trying to reunite with his beloved daughter.In this and subsequent volumes, the author will also be questioning the ability of the child-welfare legal complex and the Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court to understand the nature of damaged child attachment or the therapeutic parenting needed to heal children with special needs. Ultimately, each would be as responsible for failing Cordelia as the breaking of the violent waves for the shattering movement of the rocks on the beach.
Category: Family & Relationships