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Journey of the adopted self : a quest for wholeness

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1994.
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Adoption, a subject long cloaked in silence, is coming out of the closet. A veritable avalanche of books, magazine articles, and television programs debate the end of the "closed" system, which cut adoptees off from their heritage, and the beginning of an open system. While legal and ethical controversies continue to swirl around adoption, here is the first book to provide solid psychological grounding for the
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Lifton, Betty Jean.
Journey of the adopted self.
New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1994
(OCoLC)623317269
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Jean Lifton
ISBN: 0465008119 9780465008117 0465036759 9780465036752
OCLC Number: 29549075
Description: viii, 328 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The Self in Crisis. 1. Betwixt and Between. 2. The Mothered/Motherless Self. 3. The Conspiracy of Silence. 4. The Hidden Relationship. 5. The Broken Narrative. 6. Artificial Self, Forbidden Self. 7. Stuck in the Life Cycle. 8. The Antisocial Tendency. 9. The Adult Child --
pt. II. The Self in Search. 10. The Call to Self. 11. Alternate Reality. 12. The Painted Bird. 13. The Fathered/Fatherless Self. 14. The Found Adoptee. 15. The Mark of Oedipus. 16. The Adoption Tie --
pt. III. The Self in Transformation. 17. Becoming Whole --
The Best Interests of the Adopted Child. The Adoption Reform Network. National Umbrella Network of the Adoption Reform Movement. Birth Parent Support Groups. National and International Registries. Adoptive Parent Groups. Periodicals. Resource/Referral/Counseling Organizations. Recommended Reading.
Responsibility: Betty Jean Lifton.
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The author of the "adoptee's bible," Lost and Found, explores the inner psychological world of adopted people and shows how the search for biological roots can be a journey toward wholeness.  Read more...

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