True stories of synchronicity in adoptions from infant placement to adult reunion. This book discusses changes in adoption from the secrecy of closed adoptions to the much more benevolent open adoption. Infant placements, foster care, international and older child adoptions are included. Reasons are given for changes in adoption practice over four decades, and the reasoning behind earlier practices, as the stories unfold in this heartwarming collection on the building of families.
Helping the Birth Mother You Know
Based on 35 years of work in the adoption field, this book emphasizes the women who placed children for adoption. Who are the birth mothers? What makes them go against nature to make an unpopular decision? The history of modern adoption is examined, as well as current practice of open adoption. This book will help birth mothers (and their friends and families) who never forget their children.
There are many adoption books out there, but most are written to help adoptive families and adopted people. This is the first book written to help birth mothers, long term.
This book is for:
- Pregnant women considering adoption for their unborn child, who wonder what it feels like years afterward.
- Pregnant and parenting women who are faced with a decision of placing a child for adoption.
- Birth mothers, to give to her friends and family members who don’t know how to respond when she reveals her truth.
- Birth mothers who placed with an expectation of having an open adoption that changed after placement.
- Birth mothers who have never told that she placed a child for adoption.
- Birth mothers who have been found by their child who was placed for adoption.
- Birth mothers who would like to conduct a search for a child placed for adoption.
- Birth mothers who feel they were pressured into placement of a child.
- Birth mothers tempted to deny they placed a child for adoption because they expect condemnation for their decisions.
- Birth mothers who placed a child for adoption and hesitate to tell others.
- Mothers whose children were taken away by the State and placed in foster care or adoption.
- Birth fathers who were primarily left out of the decision for placement of a child for adoption.
- Partners of birth mothers who want to be supportive, but don’t know how.
- Friends and family who know that a birthday is coming up, and don’t know how to act.
- Families who have learned that a daughter placed a child for adoption without involving them in the decision.
- Adopted people who wonder if their birth mother ever thinks about the child she ‘gave away.’
- Adoption professionals who want to give their birth mother clients something to help throughout her life.