Judith S. Gediman, Author, Judy Gediman, Author, Linda P. Brown, With New Horizon Press $13.95 (200p) ISBN 978-0-88282-052-1
In 36 interviews with women who relinquished their children to adoption, the authors present anecdotal documentation of what happens when birth mothers and their children meet. The case histories are bittersweet. For some, reunion provides enrichment and release from guilt; for others the event is wrenching, especially when it occurs in the adoptee's adult life. In considering the many facets of adoption--including the views of birth fathers, adoptive parents, grandparents--the authors of this helpful study allow us to hear voices and attitudes that could change future adoption practices in this country. Gediman is a Connecticut-based marketing consultant; Brown is legislative director of American Adoption Congress. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 11/28/1989
Release date: 12/01/1989
Paperback - 318 pages - 978-0-88282-072-9
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