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Birthmothers

Author : Merry Jones
ISBN : 9781504034081
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Birthmothers presents intimate and stirring accounts of more than seventy women who surrendered babies for adoption. It follows their lives long-term, from discovery of their pregnancies through the present, and identifies the Birthmother Syndrome—a pattern of behavior and emotions resulting from surrender. With heartwarming candor, Birthmothers reveals the stories of the invisible side of the adoption triangle, and touches everyone involved in adoption, as well as anyone interested in motherhood, family, and women in our society.

Families And Adoption

Author : Harriet Gross
ISBN : 0789003228
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Do parents with adoptive children see themselves as similar to or different from nonadoptive parents? Is the stigma attached to adoption lessening? Does open communication about adoption contribute to the family's well-being? How successful are adoptive adults at putting their adolescent turmoil behind them? These and many other important and complex questions are addressed in Families and Adoption, an informative guidebook that shows you how adoption is both a condition and a lifelong process. Families and Adoption discusses legislation that can serve the needs of various members of the adoptive experience to deepen your understanding of the key legal issues associated with consent and openness. It also provides you with detailed coverage of changes in adoption law, open adoption research results, transracial and transethnic adoption, and the consequences of placing versus parenting for unmarried, teenage women who give birth. Graduate students, social workers, adoption professionals, members of adoptive families, and couples wishing to adopt will find there isn't a rock that Families and Adoption leaves unturned. It presents you with vital information on the following topics: the developmental stages of reunion between an adoptive child and birth parent notions of adoption, parenthood, and kinship and how these notions are challenged after a reunion has taken place the institution of adoption as it has existed for decades in American society international adoption respecting the bonds children have and helping them develop critical attachment skills those who “accept” open-adoption and those who “embrace” it flexible parenting styles and their positive effect on developmentally vulnerable adoptees A skillful blend of personal adoption experiences and research studies, Families and Adoption explores the special issues adoption presents and how all parties involved can work together to improve placement decisions, ensure that a woman is confident in her decision to relinquish her child, and help families select the most appropriate adoption arrangement. The book's main strength is that it doesn't just look at the initial considerations of adoption; it prepares you for the issues that will arise along the way.

Adoption

Author : Barbara A. Moe
ISBN : UOM:39015047070530
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Presents an overview of adoption with a chronology of milestones in adoption history, biographies of individuals who have affected child welfare and adoption philosophies, and a dissucssion of federal legislation and policies

If She Weren T My Best Friend I D Kill Her

Author : Merry Bloch Jones
ISBN : 9781449442385
Genre : Humor
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Bestselling author Merry Bloch Jones lets hundreds of women dish out the good, the bad, and the funny of female relationships. In this collection of more than 500 quotes, we hear from women of all ages on topics ranging from guys and fights to material matters and mirrors. Each of ten chapters has a brief introduction and dozens of clever, telling, and hysterical quotes on the issues at the forefront of women's lives.

Beating The Adoption Odds

Author : Cynthia D. Martin
ISBN : 0156005220
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The completely revised and updated edition of “the definitive guide to modern infant adoption” (Los Angeles Times).

New Woman

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ISBN : PSU:000069499982
Genre : Women
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Feminist Bookstore News

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ISBN : UOM:39015046428291
Genre : Women's bookstores
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Encyclopedia Of Race Ethnicity And Society

Author : Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN : 9781412926942
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 52. 63 MB
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Solutions

Author : Lauren Hartman
ISBN : 0395707390
Genre : Social Science
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Provides resources for coping with such challenges as illness, family problems, unemployment, the legal system, custody battles, disabilities, violence, and aging

Adoption Healing

Author : Joe Soll
ISBN : CORNELL:31924089468585
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A unique book describing the coersion of pregnant women to surrender their babies to adoption, the personal holocaust suffered by them, and strategies for healing

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