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The adoption reader : birth mothers, adoptive mothers, and adopted daughters tell their stories

Author: Susan Wadia-Ells
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Seal Press ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays and stories which reflect the complexity of contemporary adoption with open and closed adoption, cross-cultural adoption, the birth record debate, the experience of biracial adoptees, adoption by lesbian couples, and the search for identity.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wadia-Ells
ISBN: 1878067656 9781878067654
OCLC Number: 32310822
Description: xiii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Birth mothers. Family reunions / Lorraine Dusky --
Talk of babies / Jody Lannen Brady --
A love story / Kathleen Scully Davis --
This is the day we give babies away / Priscilla T. Nagle --
A long story / Beth Brant --
Full circle / Artemis OakGrove --
All the women caught in flaring light / Minnie Bruce Pratt --
My son / Robyn Flatley --
Shadows burning / Marian Modelle Howard --
Adoptive mothers. Mother to mother / Jacquelyn Mitchard --
Alex has two mothers / Judith A. Sutphen --
The question of David / Denise Sherer Jacobson --
The broken cord / Louise Erdrich --
Latent tendencies and covert acts / Carol Austin --
The Anil journals / Susan Wadia-Ells --
Visiting Suzanne / Wendy Lichtman --
In search of what is real / Diane Engle --
Jessie's story / Merril Mushroom --
Indians / Judy Ashkenaz --
Expectations ... and realities / Lea Wait --
Sheila and Sean / Sheila Rule --
Ron her son / Nancy Mairs --
Adopted daughters. Living in half tones / Me-K Ando --
Sisters : a reunion story / Kai Jackson and Catherine E. McKinley --
Somebody's child / Florence Fisher --
The adoption papers / Jackie Kay --
Did my mama like to dance? / Shay Youngblood --
An adoptee's journal / Susan Misao Davie --
Close by / Ruth Myra Bayer --
Sleeping arrangements / Laura Cunningham --
Journey into the past / Patricia Fox.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Wadia-Ells ; [with Nancy Mairs [and others].
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Adoption has always been a woman's issue. With eloquence and conviction, more than 30 diverse birth mothers, adoptive mothers and adoptees tell their adoption stories and explore what is a deeply  Read more...

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